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VOL. XVIII FEBRUARY, 1919 Number 1 




FOUNDED 1836-37 

From 1902 to 1909, the Bulletin Was Published as a Quarterly 

Now Published February, March, May, June, August, 

September, November and December 

Entered as Second-Class Matter, March 1, 1909, at the Postoffice at Davidson, N. 
C, Under Act oi Congress. July 16, 1894 






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September 16 and 17 — Monday and Tuesday, 

Registration of Students 

September 18 — Wednesday Fall Term Began 

September 23 — Monday (8:45 a.m.) — 

Annual Address to the Students 

October 24 — Thursday Davidson College Day 

November 28 — Thursday Thanksgiving 

November 30 — Saturday Maxwell Chambers Day 

December 16 — Monday Intermediate Examinations Began 

December 18 — Wednesday Fall Term Closed 


January 7 — Tuesday Spring Term Began 

January 27 — Monday Re-examinations 

February 3 — Monday Re-examinations 

February 10 — Monday. Re-examinations 

February 23 — Sunday Day of Prayer for Colleges 

March 8 — Saturday Junior Orations 

April 12 — Saturday Athletic Day 

May 25 — Sunday (11 a.m.) Baccalaureate Sermon 

May 25 — Sunday (8 p.m.) Annual Sermon Before Y. M. C. A. 

May 26 — Monday (8:30 p.m.) — Exercises of Literary Societies 

and Contest for Junior Oratorical Medal 

May 27 — Tuesday (9 a.m.) Annual Meeting Board of Trustees 

May 27 — Tuesday (6 p.m.). ...Alumni Luncheon and Annual 

Meeting of Alumni Association 

May 27 — Tuesday (8:30 p.m.) Annual Literary Address 

May 27 — Tuesday (10 p.m.). ...Reception by President and 

Faculty to the Alumni, Trustees and Visiting Friends 
May 28 — Wednesday (11 a.m.) — Senior Oratorical Contest, 

Award of Trophies and Medals — Announcements 

May 28 — Wednesday (4 p.m.) Senior Class Exercises 

May 28 — Wednesday (8:30 pjn.) Graduation Exercises 

Summer Vacation 
September 2 and 3 — Tuesday and Wednesday. ...Registration of 


September 4 — Thursday (7:40 a.m.) Fall Term Begins 

September 8 — Monday (8:45 a.m.) Annual Address to Students 

October 23 — Thursday Davidson College Day 

November 27 — Thursday Thanksgiving 

November 29 — Saturday.. ..Maxwell Chambers' Day — Senior 


December 12 — Friday Intermediate Examinations Begin 

December 23 — Tuesday Fall Term Closes 

Christmas Vacation — 1919-20 

January 2 — Friday Spring Term Begins 

January 26 — Monday Re-examinations 

February 2 — Monday Re-examinations 

February 9 — Monday. Re-examinations 

February 22 — Sunday Day of Prayer for Colleges 

February 28 — Saturday Junior Orations 

April 10 — Saturday Athletic Day 

From the South, Eastern North Carolina, and the North pas- 
sengers will come to Charlotte. There are four passenger trains 
each day over the Southern (A. T. and O. Division) from Char- 
lotte to Davidson, just 22 miles due north. 

From the West, passengers come by the Asheville Division of 
the Southern, changing cars at Statesville, N. C, to A. T. and O. 
Division of Southern for Davidson, 22 miles due south. 

Passengers from Chattanooga, Tenn., and farther west, may find 
it to their advantage to come by Atlanta and Charlotte. 



The Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, who settled Piedmont 
Carolina, a quarter of a century before the Revolution, 
brought with them their love of liberty, of religion, and 
of learning. The first culminated in the Mecklenburg 
Declaration; the second bore fruit in scores of vigorous 
churches and generations of godly men and women ; the 
third led to the establishment of numerous high-grade 
classical academies, and a half-century later burst into 
flower in the founding of Davidson College. Their pa- 
triotism, religion, and love of learning are blended in 
every word of the motto on the college seal, Alenda lux ubi 
orta libertas (Let learning be cherished where liberty has 
arisen) . 

The originator of the movement was Rev. Robert Hall 
Morrison, D.D., who at the spring meeting of Concord 
Presbytery in 1835, secured the adoption of a resolution 
appointing a committee to take charge of the raising of 
funds and the selection of a site for an institution of 
learning. At the fall meeting this committee reported 
and the presbytery thereupon passed a resolution stipu- 
lating that the institution should be called "Davidson 
College," "as a tribute to the memory of that distin- 
guished and excellent man, Gen. William Davidson, who, 
in the ardor of patriotism, fearlessly contending for the 
liberty of his country, fell (universally lamented) in the 
battle of Cowan's Ford." The Presbyteries of Bethel and 
Morganton, a few months later, added their strength to 
that of Concord; the churches, in their poverty, soon 
raised over thirty thousand dollars for the new institu- 
tion, and on March 1, 1837, Davidson College began its 

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career, with sixty-six students in attendance, and Dr. 
Morrison as its first President. 

In 1840, in consequence of impaired health, Dr. Mor- 
rison was compelled to resign the presidency, and the 
Rev. Samuel Williamson, D.D., was elected as his succes- 
sor. Dr. Williamson held the office until 1854, when he 
resigned. His successor was the Rev. Drury Lacy, D.D. 
During the administrations of Dr. Morrison and Dr. Wil- 
liamson, the College had great difficulty in continuing its 
existence upon its meager resources, but in the time of 
Dr. Lacy it seemed that a brighter day had come. In 
1854, Maxwell Chambers, a wealthy merchant of Salis- 
bury, N. C, bequeathed to the College a residuary legacy 
of $250,000'. This increase in the funds of the College 
made it possible to erect the stately main building, named 
in honor of this benefactor, Chambers Building, and cost- 
ing $85,000; to purchase expensive scientific apparatus 
and mineralogical cabinets ; and to increase the number in 
the Faculty. But just as the College was entering upon 
this greater prosperity and wider influence, the Civil War 
came to check its development. The regular exercises of 
the College were not interrupted by the war, its students 
being mainly boys who were too young to enter the army. 
But of a munificent ante-bellum endowment of $260,000 
only about one-fourth survived the financial ruin of the 
South that followed in the wake of the war. 

In the meantime, Dr. Lacy had resigned in 1861 and 
the Rev. John Lycan Kirkpatrick, D.D., had served as 
president of the College until his resignation in 1866. 
The next incumbent of the office was the Rev. G. Wilson 
McPhail, D.D., who served until his death at the close 
of the collegiate year, 1870-71. During his administra- 
tion, the College had begun to prosper again more rapidly 
than its friends had expected under the conditions result- 
ing from the war. From 1871 to 1877 the College was 

Historical Sketch 7 

without a president, the duties of this office being" per- 
formed by Professor John R. Blake, who had been desig- 
nated by the Board of Trustees as Chairman of the Fac- 
ulty. Finding it expedient to return to a president as 
the executive officer of the institution, the Board in 1877 
allowed Professor Blake to give up the administrative 
side of his work, and devote himself to his department — 
Physics, and elected as president, Rev. Andrew D. Hep- 
burn, D.D., LL.D., who was at that time Professor of 
Mental Science and English Literature in the institution. 
In 1885, Dr. Hepburn resigned, and the Rev. Luther 
McKinnon, D.D., was elected to the presidency. 

When ill-health made necessary Dr. McKinnon's resig- 
nation, in 1888, the Board called to the office the Rev. John 
Bunyan Shearer, D.D. Under the administration of Dr. 
Shearer the College began to enter upon its period of 
recent prosperity. In 1901 Dr. Shearer retired from 
the active duties of president and became vice-president. 
The Board of Trustees elected to the presidency Henry 
Louis Smith, M.A., Ph.D., who was at the time Professor 
of Natural Philosophy in the College. When Dr. Smith 
resigned in 1912 to accept the presidency of Washington 
and Lee University, the Board elected as president, Wil- 
liam Joseph Martin, M.A., M.D., Ph.D., who was at the 
time Professor of Chemistry in the College. Dr. Martin 
entered upon the duties in the summer of 1912 and was 
formally installed into office at the commencement of the 
session of 1912-13. 

For nearly half a century the college has had to make 
up in zeal, untiring labor, and heroic self-denial what she 
lost in worldly possessions. But after this long struggle 
a new day has dawned. A campaign looking to an in- 
crease of the permanent endowment fund assumed defi- 
nite form in the fall of 1908. After nearly two years of 
earnest effort, this campaign resulted in pledges which 

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gave an addition of $225,000 to the endowment, besides 
certain additions to the material equipment, and in 1915- 
16 an additional $100,000 was added to the resources of 
the College. 

Since the war, $175,000 have been invested in ap- 
paratus, laboratories, and additional equipment, and the 
college has gone steadily onward with its work, training 
leaders in church and state, at peace with its denomination 
and all other institutions of learning, standing always for 
genuineness, thoroughness, and unremitting study, and 
giving to her students that liberal, hard-won Christian 
culture which leads to broadened vision, intellectual self- 
reliance, and spiritual power. 

The Permanent Investment of the College is approxi- 
mately $720,000, of which approximately $400,000 is in- 
come-producing, and $320,000 is in educational equip- 
ment. The total income for the past year was $69,000. 

Some idea of the recent growth of the college may be 
gathered from the following statement of matriculation 
of students : 

For year 1890-91 113 

For year 1900-01 131 

For year 1910-11 342 

For year 1916-17 394 

The area of patronage outside of North Carolina is as 
follows for the same years : 

For year 1890-91 34 

For year 1900-01 61 

For year 1910-11 171 

For year 1916-17 179 



The members of the Board are elected by their respec- 
tive Presbyteries of the Synods of North Carolina, South 
Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Of these there are fifty- 
five members. Six members additional are elected by the 
Alumni Association. All elections are for a term of four 
years. The annual meeting of the Board is held at the 
college on Tuesday of Commencement week. Officers and 
Executive Committee are elected each year at this annual 
meeting. The Executive Committee meets several times 
during the year, and exercises all the powers of the Board 
during the interval between the meetings of the Board 
itself; its acts, however, are subject to the review and 
control of the Board of Trustees. 


Rev. W. L. Lingle, D.D President 

Mr. Geo. W. Watts Vice-President 

Rev. W. J. McKay, D.D Secretary 

Mr. F. L. Jackson Treasurer and Business Manager 


Rev. W. L. Lingle, D.D., ex officio Chairman 

Rev. W. J. McKay, D.D., ex officio Secretary 

Mr. W. H. Belk Rev. Byron Clark, D.D. 

Mr. Geo. E. Wilson Mr. W. J. Roddey 

Mr. R. A. Dunn Rev. Thornton Whaling, D.D. 

Mr. Geo. Wilson Mr. R. A. Dunn Mr. W. H. Belk 

Rev. W. L. Lingle, D.D. Rev. Byron Clark, D.D. 

Rev. Thornton Whaling, D.D. 

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Rev. B. R. Lacy, Jr Millbrook, N. C Albemarle 1921 

Rev. R. A. Lapsley, Jr Tarboro, N. C Albemarle 1919 

Rev. J. R. Hay Brevard, N. C Asheville 1919 

Rev. R. C. Anderson Montreat, N. C Asheville 1921 

Rev. Byron Clark, D.D Salisbury, N. C Concord 1920 

Rev. E. D. Brown China Grove, N. C.Concord 1920 

Rev.C. A. Munroe, D.D Davidson, N. C Concord 1919 

Mr. G. F. Harper Lenoir, N. C Concord 1919 

Mr. J. P. Allison Concord, N. C Concord 1922 

Mr. 0. D. Davis Salisbury, N. C Concord 1922 

Prof. J. H. Hill Statesville, N. C Concord 1921 

Rev. C. M. Richards, D.D...Davidson, N. C Concord 1921 

Mr. A. L. James Laurinburg, N. C Fayetteville 1921 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood Candor, N. C Fayetteville 1922 

Rev. A. R. McQueen Dunn, N. C Fayetteville 1919 

Mr. J. W. McLaughlin Raeford, N. C Fayetteville 1920 

Rev. T. E. P. Woods Rutherfordton, N. C.Kings Mountain 1920 

Mr. S. A. Robinson Gastonia, N. C Kings Mountain 1921 

Mr. W. H. Belk Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1919 

Rev. A. A. McGeachy, D.D.Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1919 

Mr. J. W. Pharr Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1919 

Mr. R. A. Dunn Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1920 

Mr. Geo. E. Wilson, Sr Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1920 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin Greensboro, N. C Orange 1920 

Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D.D...Durham, N. C Orange 1919 

Mr. Geo. W. Watts Durham, N. C Orange 1922 

Rev. D. L. Craig, D.D Reidsville, N. C Orange 1921 

Rev. J. M. Wells, D.D Wilmington, N. C Wilmington 1919 

Mr. 0. L. Clark Clarkton, N. C Wilmington 1919 



Rev. Alexander S p r u n t, 

D.D Charleston, S. C Charleston 1918 

Rev. W. J. McKay, D.D Sumter, S. C Harmony 1922 

Rev. H. C. Hammond St. Charles, S. C Harmony 1920 

Rev. C. L. Stewart Pelzer, S. C Piedmont 1921 

Mr W. C. Smith Easley, S. C Piedmont 1921 



Rev. E. L. Hill, D.D Athens, Ga Athens 1921 

Col. R. L. J. Smith Commerce, Ga Athens 1919 

Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick, 

D. D Atlanta, Ga Atlanta 1922 

Trustees and Officers 11 

Trustees and Officers 

Rev. J. E. Hemphill Atlanta, Ga Atlanta 1922 

Rev. D. W. Brannen, D.D.Milledgeville, Ga Augusta 1918 

Mr. H. L. Smith Dalton, Ga Cherokee 1919 

Mr. E. L. Faw Marietta, Ga Cherokee 1919 

Rev. R. E. Douglas, D.D Macon, Ga Macon 1919 

Mr. W. A. Watt Thomasville, Ga Macon 1918 

Rev. R. A. Brown Wavcross, Ga Savannah 1920 

Rev. G. L. Bitzer, D.D Valdosta, Ga. Savannah 1920 



Rev. J. F. McKinnon Oakland, Fla St. Johns 1922 

*Rev. W. H. Dodge Jacksonville, Fla Suwanee 1920 

Rev. W. S. Patterson Madison, Fla Florida 1920 



Rev. W. L. Lingle, D.D Richmond, Va 1920 

*Mr.A. L. Mills Greenville, S. C 1920 

Rev. T. C. Whaling, D.D...Columbia, S. C 1919 

W. T. Bailey Greenwood, S. C 1919 

Hon. B. R. Lacy Raleigh, N. C 1921 

Mr.W. J. Roddey Rock Hill, S. C 1921 



William Joseph Martin, President. 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), M.D., Ph.D. (University of Virginia) 

John Bunyan Shearer, Vice-President 

A.B. (Hampden- Sidney), M.A. (University of Virginia). D.D., LL.D. 

John Bunyan Shearer 

A.B. (Hampden-Sidney), M.A. (University of Virginia), D.D., LL.D. 

Professor of Biblical Instruction 

Caleb Richmond Harding 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Professor of Greek Language and Literature 

William Richard Grey 

A.B. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Professor of Latin Language and Literature 

John Leighton Douglas 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), (Johns Hopkins) 

Professor of Pure Mathematics 

James MacDowell Douglas 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Professor of Physics 

Mark Edgar Sentelle 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), M.A. (Yale University), D.D. 

Professor of Philosophy 

Joseph Moore McConnell 

A.B. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Virginia) 

Professor of History and Economics 

John Wilson McConnell* 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), M.D. (University of Maryland) 

Professor of Biology and Physical Training 

Professor of English Language and Literature 

Thomas Wilson LingleI 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Leipsic), (Graduate Princeton 

Theological Seminary) 

Professor of Modern Languages 

Howard Bell Arbuckle 

A.B., M.A. (Hampden-Sidney), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Chambers Professor of Chemistry 

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Archibald Currie 
A.B. (Davidson), (Columbia University) 
Professor in Elementary Law, Education, and Public Speaking 

William Woodhull Wood 
A.B., C.E. (University of Virginia) 
Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics and Astronomy 

Macon Reed 

A.B. (University of South Carolina), (Vanderbilt University), 

(Columbia University) 

Associate Professor of Greek and Latin 

Harry Jennings Garnand 
A.B. (Washington and Lee University), A.M. (Columbia 
Acting Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literature 

Harold Dudley Clayberg 

A.B. (University of Illinois), M.S., Ph.D. (University of Chicago) 

Acting Associate Professor of Biology 

Charles Malone Richards 

A.B., D.D. (Davidson College) 

Lecturer in Church History and Government and Christian 


Lieut.-Col. A. H. Mueller 

Seventeenth Division 

Professor of Military Science and Tactics 

Frank Lee Jackson 

B.S. (Davidson College), C.P.A. 

Instructor of Accounting and Biisiness Methods 

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S. T. McCloy 
E. A. Woods 

A. R. Craig 
C. Howell 

W. T. Dunlap 
G. M. Robson 
A. L. Foscue 

C. Howell 

R. T. L. Liston 


G. D. Sample 
S. T. McCloy 

R. T. L. Liston 

E. Flinn 

E. Flinn 
A. L. Foscue 
H. B. Dendy 

O. P. Hart 
E. 0. G. Lilly 
L. G. Calhoun 

Faculty 1& 

William Joseph Martin, M.D., Ph.D., LL.D. 


John Bunyan Shearer, M.A., D.D., LL.D. 


Frank Lee Jackson, B.S., C.P.A. 

Treasurer and Business Manager 

John Wilson MacConnell, M.A., M.D.* 

College Physician 

James J. Withers, M. D. 

Acting College Physician 

Cornelia Shaw 

Librarian and Registrar 

Joseph Moore McConnell, A.B., A.M., Ph.D. 

Secretary of the Faculty 

Willy McKinnon Fetzer 

Director of Athletics 

Mrs. Alice B. Robson 

Trained Nurse in Charge of College Infirmary 

Orrie Altalene Steele . # 

Secretary to the President 

John Hill 

Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds 

Hattie Thompson 

Assistant to the Treasurer 

A. E. Rogers 

J. R. Boulware, Jr. 

R. W. Holmes 

Assistants to Librarian 

G. D. Sample 
Assistant to Registrar 

R. C. Garth 
Monitor of Senior Class 

A. L. Foscue 
Monitor of Junior Class 
C. N. Morrison 
Monitor of Sophomore Clcs- 

•Absent in France. 1918-19. 

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T. H. Spence 

E. N. Booker 

Monitors of Freshman Class 

D. M. Chalmers 

C. B. Robson 

Recorders for Committee on Absences 


(The President is ex-officio member of all committees. The member 

first named in each instance is Chairmar.) 

Executive— The President, Professors Grey, Sentelle, J. M. McCon- 

Local Finance — Professors Grey, J. L. Douglas, Mr. Jackson, the 
President. (Appointed by the Executive Committee of the 

Absence — Professors Sentelle, J. W. MacConnell, Currie Wood. 

Supervision — (For Freshmen) Professors Wood, Lingle, J. M. Mo- 
Connell. (For Sophomores) Professors J. L. Douglas, Grey, 
Professor of English. (For Juniors and Seniors) Professors 
Arbuckle, Harding, Currie. 

Entrance Requirements and Admission — Professors Reed, J. L. 
Douglas, Grey. 

Honors (Graduation and Class) — Professors Wood, J. W. Mac- 

Degrees (Graduation and Honorary) — Professors Harding, Sen- 
telle, Shearer. 

Punctuality Roll — Registrar, and Student Office Force. 

Schedules (Examination and Recitation) — The President, Profes- 
sors Wood, Arbuckle. 

Public Lectures and Celebrations — Professors A. Currie, Ar- 
buckle, Lingle. 

Bulletins and Press — Professors Lingle, Harding, the President. 

Student Publications — Professors J. M. Douglas, Sentelle, J. M. 
McConnell, Lingle. 

Athletics — Professors J. M. Douglas, Arbuckle, Wood. 

Student Organizations (Other than Athletic) — Professors Ar- 
buckle, J. M. McConnell. 

Intercollegiate Debates and Oratorical Contests — Professors 
Currie, J. M. McConnell, Lingle. 

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Finances of Student Organizations — Mr. Jackson, Prof. J. L. 

Student Self-Help — Mr. Jackson, Professor Sentelle. 

Student Teachers' Exchange — Professors J. M. McConnell, Hard- 

Library — Professors Lingle, J. L. Douglas, Arbuckle, Miss Shaw. 

Buildings and Grounds — Mr. Jackson, Professors Wood, Grey. 

Hospital and Sanitation — Professors J. W. MacConnell, Arbuckle, 

Alumni Associations — Mr. Jackson, Professors J. W. MacConnell, 


Entertainment of Trustees — Professors J. M. McConnell, J. M. 
Douglas, Mr. Jackson. 

Chapel and Church Seating — Professor J. L. Douglas (Seniors), 
Professor J. M. Douglas (Juniors), Professor Grey (Sopho- 
mores), Professor J. M. McConnell (Freshmen). 



Applicants for admission should enter into correspond- 
ence with the President at as early a date as possible. 
Students coming from other institutions must furnish a 
letter of honorable dismissal, together with a full state- 
ment of both high school and college credits to which they 
are entitled. No one under fifteen years of age is admitted, 
while ordinarily seventeen should be considered the mini- 
mum age. The average age of the members of the 
Freshman class is above eighteen. 

No student will be admitted who does not present a 
certificate of good moral character from his school princi- 
pal, or other reliable person who can and does testify 
from personal knowledge. 

No young man who cheats on high-school examina- 
tions, or who drinks or gambles, is wanted at Davidson 
College, and it is earnestly requested that the name 
and address of such be not sent to the President. Only 
those should apply for admission who are willing to attend 
all college exercises faithfully, to respect the regulations 
of the institution, and seriously to engage in the work 
assigned them. 


If the candidate desires to enter on certificate from an 
accredited school, he must present a certificate blank, fur- 
nished by the college on application, carefully and com- 
pletely filled out, and signed by the principal of his school 
or schools. 

It is advisable to have the certificate prepared as early 
in the summer as possible because it is usually difficult to 
secure the proper records after the teachers have scat- 
tered for the vacation. If the candidate lacks something 

Admission 19 

of the full requirements for admission, he may save val- 
uable time and possibly some disappointment by work- 
ing during the summer prior to his entrance on such 
deficiencies in preparation as may have been found. It 
is exceedingly unwise for applicants to present themselves 
at the opening of college without knowing that they will 
be accepted. Much inconvenience and some expense may 
be saved them if they will send in their high school record 
well ahead of time for matriculation. 

To be admitted to the Freshman class in all subjects 
without conditions, it is necessary for the applicant to 
present a minimum of fifteen units of high-school work. 
A unit represents a year's study in any subject in a sec- 
ondary school, constituting approximately a quarter of a 
full year's work. With four subjects, a student would 
make four units a year in a high school, and sixteen units 
in four years. Students are earnestly warned against 
entrance into college until well prepared to carry college 
work successfully; otherwise they will soon become dis- 
couraged, and lose interest in their education. A student 
with proper testimonials as to ability may, however, enter 
Davidson with two units of conditions. In this case, he 
will be required to remove these conditions within two 
years, either by outside study, or by pursuing certain 
first-year courses in college, that may be counted as part 
of entrance requirements, such courses not to count 
toward a degree. 

It should be understood that conditions handicap a 
student and especially when these conditions are in Eng- 
lish, Mathematics or Languages. It is very desirable 
that any conditions in these subjects should be removed 
by summer work done prior to college entrance if they 
can not be removed by work in the regular school term. 

The fourteen units must be selected from the follow- 
ing list: 

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a. English Grammar, Analysis, and Composition 1 unit 

b. Rhetoric and Composition 1 unit 

c. Reading and Literature 1 unit 

(All three units required) 

This is equivalent to the regular requirements in English of the 
National Conference of Uniform Entrance Requirements, which for 
1917 to 1919 are printed below in detail: 

Preparation in English should have two main objects: (1) com- 
mand of correct and clear English, spoken and written; (2) power 
to read with intelligence and appreciation. 

To secure the first end, training in grammar and the simpler 
principles of rhetoric, and the writing of frequent compositions are 
essential. The student must be able to spell, capitalize, and punc- 
tuate correctly. He must show a practical knowledge of the essen- 
tials of English grammar, including ordinary grammatical terminol- 
ogy, inflections, syntax, the use of phrases and clauses; a thorough 
training in the construction of a sentence; and familiarity with the 
simpler principles governing paragraphs and different kinds of 
whole compositions, including letter writing. 

To secure the second end, the candidate is required to read a 
certain amount from the works named in the two lists below. The 
list is intended to give the candidate the opportunity of reading, 
under intelligent direction, a number of important pieces of litera- 

Reading and Practice. — The student should read the books pre- 
scribed below with a view to understanding and enjoying them. He 
will be required to present evidence of a general knowledge of their 
subject-matter, and to answer simple questions on the lives of their 

For the classes entering in 1917, 1918 and 1919, the books pro- 
vided for reading and practice are arranged in the following groups, 
from each of which at least two selections are to be made, except 
as otherwise provided under Group I : 

Group 1. Classes in Translation. — The Old Testament, com- 
prising at least the chief narrative episodes in Genesis, Exodus, 
Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, and Daniel, together with the books 
of Ruth and Esther; the Odyssey, with the omission, if desired, of 
Books I, II, III, IV, V, VI, XV, XVI, XVII; the Iliad, with the 
omission, if desired, of Books XI, XIII, XIV, XV, XVII, XXI; the 

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JEneid. The Odyssey, Iliad, and JEneid should be read in English 
translations of recognized literary excellence. 

For any selection from this group a selection from any other 
group may be substituted. 

Group 2. Shakespeare. — Midsummer Night's Dream; Merchant 
of Venice; As You Like It; Twelfth Night; The Tempest; Romeo 
and Juliet; King John; Richard II; Richard HI; Henry V; Cori- 
olanus; Julius Caesar*; Macbeth*; Hamlet*. 

Group 3. Prose Fiction. — Malory's Morte oV Arthur (about 100 
pages) ; Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Part I; Swift's Gulliver's 
Travels (voyages to Lilliput and to Brobdingnag) ; Defoe's Robin- 
son Crusoe, Part I; Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield; Frances Bur- 
ney's Evelina; Scott's novels (any one) ; Jane Austen's novels (any 
one) ; Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent, or The Absentee; Dick- 
ens' novels (any one) ; Thackeray's novels (any one) ; George 
Eliot's novels (any one) ; Mrs. Gaskell's Cranford; Kingsley's West- 
ivard Ho! or Hereward, the Wake; Reade's The Cloister and the 
Hearth; Blackmore's Lorna Boone; Hughes' Tom Brown's School- 
days; Stevenson's Treasure Island, or Kidnapped, or Master of 
Ballantrae ; Cooper's novels (any one) ; Poe's Selected Tales; Haw- 
thorne's The House of the Seven Gables, or Twice-Told Tales, or 
Mosses From an Old Manse; a collection of short stories by various 
standard writers. 

Group 4. Essays, Biography, Etc. — Addison and Steele's The 
Sir Roger de Coverley Papers, or selections from the Tattler and 
Spectator (about 200 pages) ; selections from Boswell's The Life of 
Johnson (about 200 pages) ; Franklin's Autobiography ; Irving's 
Sketch Book (about 200 pages), or Life of Goldsmith; Southey's 
Life of Nelson; Lamb's Essays of Elia (about 100 pages) ; Lock- 
hart's Life of Scott (about 200 pages) ; Thackeray's Lectures on 
Swift, Addison, and Steele in the English Humorists; Macaulay's 
Lord Clive, Warren Hastings, Milton, Addison, Goldsmith, Frederick 
the Great, Madame d'Arblay (any one) ; Trevelyan's Life of Macau- 
lay (about 200 pages) ; Ruskin's Sesame and Lilies, or Selections 
(about 150 pages) ; Dana's Two Years Before the Mast; selections 
from Lincoln, including at least the two Inaugurals, the Speeches 
in Independence Hall and at Gettysburg, the Last Public Address, 
and the Letter to Horace Greeley, together with a brief memoir or 
estimate; Parkman's The Oregon Trail; Thoreau's Walden; Lowell's 
Selected Essays (about 50 pages) ; Holmes' The Autocrat of the 

'Not to be counted here if counted in Group I. below. 

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Breakfast Table; Stevenson's An Inland Voyage, and Travels with 
a Donkey; Huxley's Autobiography, and selections from Lay Ser- 
mons, including the addresses on Improving Natural Knowledge, A 
Liberal Education, and a Piece of Chalk; a collection of Essays 
by Bacon, Lamb, DeQuincey, Hazlitt, Emerson, and later writers; 
a collection of letters by various standard writers. 

Group 5. Poetry. — Palgrave's Golden Treasury (First Series), 
Books II and III, with especial attention to Dryden, Collins, Gray, 
Cowper, and Burns; Palgrave's Golden Treasury (First Series), 
Book IV, with especial attention to Wordsworth, Keats, and Shelley 
(if not chosen under Study and Practice) ; Goldsmith's The Travel- 
ler, and The Deserted Village; Pope's The Rape of the Lock; a col- 
lection of English and Scottish Ballads, as for example, some Robin 
Hood ballads, The Battle of Otterburn, King Estmere, Young 
Beichan, Bewick and Grahams, Sir Patrick Spens, and a selection 
from later ballads; Coleridge's The Ancient Mariner, Christabel, 
Kubla Khan; Byron's Childe Harold, Canto III or IV, and The 
Prisoner of Chillon; Scott's The Lady of the Lake, or Marmion; 
Macaulay's The Lays of Ancient Rome, the Battle of Naseby, The 
Armada, Ivry; Tennyson's The Princess, or Gareth and Lynette, 
Lancelot and Elaine, and The Passing of Arthur; Browning's Cava- 
lier Tunes, The Lost Leader, How They Brought the Good News 
from Ghent to Aix, Home Thoughts from Abroad, Home Thoughts 
from the Sea, Incident of the French Camp, Herve Riel, Pheidip- 
pides, My Last Duchess, Up at a Villa — Down in the City, The 
Italian in England, The Patriot, The Pied Piper, "De Gustibus — ," 
Instans Tyrannus; Arnold's Sohrab and Rustum, and The For- 
saken Merman; selections from American Poetry, with especial 
attention to Poe, Lowell, Longfellow, and Whittier. 

Study and Practice. — The student should read the books pre- 
scribed below with the view of acquiring such knowledge of their 
contents as will enable him to answer specific questions with ac- 
curacy and some detail. The examination is not designed, however, 
to require minute drill in difficulties of verbal expressions, unimport- 
ant allusions, and technical details. 

For 1917, 1918, and 1919, the books provided for Study and 
Practice are arranged in four groups, from each of which one selec- 
tion is to be made. 

Group 1. Drama. — Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Macbeth, 

Group 2. Poetry. — Milton's L' Allegro, II Penseroso, and either 
Comus or Lycidas; Tennyson's The Coming of Arthur, The Holy 

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Grail, and The Passing of Arthur; the selections from Wordsworth, 
Keats, and Shelley in Book IV of Palgrave's Golden Treasury (First 

Group 3. Oratory. — Burke's Speech on Conciliation with 
America; Macaulay's Two Speeches on Copyright, and Lincoln's 
Speech at Cooper Union; Washington's Farewell Address, and 
Webster's First Bunker Hill Oration. 

Group 4. — Essays. — Carlyle's Essay on Burns, with a selection 
from Burns' Poems; Macaulay's Life of Johnson; Emerson's Essay 
on Manners. 


a. Algebra to Quadratics 1 unit 

The four fundamental operations for rational algebraic expres- 
sions; factoring, determination of highest common factor and lowest 
common multiple by factoring; fractions, including complex frac- 
tions, ratio, and proportion; linear equations, both numerical and 
literal, containing one or more unknown quantities, problems de- 
pending on linear equations; radicals, including the extraction of 
the square root of polynomials and of numbers; exponents, includ- 
ing fractional and negative. 

b. Quadratic Equations, Binomial Theorem and Progres- 
sions Vz or 1 unit 


Quadratic equations, both numerical and literal; simple cases of 
equations with one or more unknown quantities, that can be solved 
by the methods of linear or quadratic equations; problems depending 
upon quadratic equations; the binominal formula for positive in- 
tegral exponents; the formulas for the nth term and the sum of 
the terms of arithmetic and geometric progressions, with applica- 

c. Plane Geometry — 5 books 1 unit 


The usual theorems and constructions of good text-books, includ- 
ing the general properties of plane rectilinear figures; the circle and 
the measurement of angles; similar polygons; areas; regular poly- 
gons and the measurement of the circle. The solution of numerous 
original exercises, including loci problems. Application to the 
mensuration of lines and plane surfaces. 

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d. Solid Geometry Vz unit 

The usual theorems and constructions of good text-books, includ- 
ing the relations of planes and lines in space; the properties and 
measurement of prisms, pyramids, cylinders, and cones; the sphere 
and the spherical triangle. The solution of numerous original exer- 
cises, including loci problems. Applications to the mensuration of 
surfaces and solids. 

e. Plane Trigonometry % unit 

Definitions and relations of the six trigonometric functions as 

ratios; circular measurement of angles; proofs of principal formu- 
las; product formulas; trigonometric transformations. Solution of 
simple trigonometric equations. Theory and use of logarithms 
(without introducing infinite series). Solution of right and oblique 
triangles with applications. 


a. Grammar and Composition 1 unit 

The student should have constant drill in forms, rules of gen- 
der, case constructions, uses of the subjunctive and the infinitive, 
conjugation of regular and irregular verbs, and in the translation of 
easy prose into Latin. 

b. Caesar — 4 books 1 unit 

c. Cicero — 6 orations or equivalent 1 unit 

d. Virgil's ^Eneid — 6 books 1 unit 

a, b, and c, or their equivalent, are necessary for unconditioned 

entrance into the Freshman class in Latin. 

Accuracy in translation and repeated reviewing is absolutely 
necessary, and the drill in forms, uses of the moods in direct and in 
indirect discourses, constructions of cases, and in Latin composi- 
tion should be continued daily along with the work in Caesar, Cicero, 
and Virgil. 


a. Grammar and Composition 1 unit 

b. Xenophon's Anabasis — 4 books 1 unit 

Teachers preparing students for Freshman Greek are urged to 

lay special emphasis on the following points: (1) The mastery of 
the forms as given in any of the standard types of a Beginner's 
Greek Book, embracing the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjec- 
tives, the comparison of adjectives, the conjugation of the « and fu 
verbs; (2) a knowledge of the general principles of accent; (3) 
vocabularies memorized, so that the student can give the corre- 

Admission 25 

sponding Greek or the corresponding English word according to 
the form of the question; (4) the study of irregular verbs, cer- 
tainly, at least, to the point where the form under consideration in 
the Greek text can be readily recognized by the student. 

As far as may be, Greek composition should be attempted, but 
where choice must be made it is far better to emphasize forms, vo- 
cabulary and translation of Greek into English. 

In the study of the Greek text, viz., Xenophon's Anabasis and the 
selections therefrom, the student should be taught to give as literal 
a translation as is consistent with English idiom. 


a. American History and Government 1 unit 

b. English History 1 unit 

c. The History of Greece and Rome 1 unit 

d. Medieval and Modern European History 1 unit 

Any standard high-school texts in history are recognized. 

The admission requirements in elementary French are those 
of the Modern Language Association of America. 

a. Elementary French 1 unit 

The first year's work should comprise a careful drill in pronun- 
ciation, rudiments of grammar, including regular and the most 
common irregular verbs, inflection of other parts of speech, drill in 
the use of pronouns, word order, elementary syntax. Much prac- 
tice should be given both the ear and tongue, by means of reading, 
dictation, and some conversation. About 150 pages of graduated 
text should be read, some poems committed to memory, and work 
done in composition every day. 

b. Intermediate French 1 unit 

The second year's work should comprise the completion of a Be- 
ginner's French Grammar, the reading of three hundred pages of 
graduated text, continued drill in composition, irregular verbs, dicta- 
tion, idioms, etc. 

The admission requirements in elementary German are those 
of the Modern Language Association of America. 

a. Elementary German 1 unit 

The first year's work should comprise careful drill in the pronun- 
ciation, drill in the rudiments of grammar, the inflection of the 

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various parts of speech, practice for the ear and tongue by means 
of reading, dictation and some conversation, memorizing some 
poems, and work every day in composition, together with the read- 
ing of 100 pages of easy texts. 

b. Intermediate German 1 unit 

The second year's work should comprise the completion of a good 
Beginner's German Grammar, continued drill in forms and syntax, 
a hundred irregular verbs, daily oral exercises and composition 
work, together with the reading of 175 pages of graduated texts. 

Physical Geography 1 unit 

Requirements include such knowledge as is gained by careful 
study of such texts as Maury's Physical Geography, or Tarr's Ele- 
mentary Physical Geography. Drawing and field work should be 

Physics 1 unit 

This course should cover in a good high-school text the topics of 
mechanics, sound, light, heat, electricity, and magnetism. Lecture 
table demonstrations and student laboratory work should be in- 
cluded. The student's notebook of written reports on this work 
should be presented with indication of its acceptance by the teacher. 

Chemistry 1 unit 

The high-school student is recommended to take Physics before 
Chemistry, and if only one can be thoroughly done in his school to 
omit Chemistry. Laboratory work should have been done by the 
student and his notebook presented. 

Physiology % unit 

The preparation in Physiology should include a study of a stand- 
ard text. Special study should be given to diet, sanitation, and hy- 

Zoology V 2 unit 

Agriculture V2 unit 

Botany % unit 

Drawing 1 unit 

A year's work, including simple geometrical plane and solid 
figures, simple pieces of machinery; elementary rules of perspective, 
light and shade, as applied in freehand sketching. 

Stenography and Typewriting V2 or 1 unit 




Leading to the Corresponding College Courses (See page 30.) 

(Figures refer to high school units and express minimum require 


A. B. 2 

English 3 


2% or 3 

*Latin 3 

History 1 

*Electives 5% or 5 

A. B. 1 

English 3 


2% or 3 

Latin 3 

History 1 

"Electives 5% or 5 



B. S. 
English 3 


2% or 3 
* French ~) 

German j- 3 

Latin ) 

History 1 

*Electives5% or 5 


*It is recommended that Greek be offered among- the 
Electives for A.B. 1, and two units in French or German 
for A.B. 2, and two units in both French and German 
for B.S. Of the Language requirements for B.S. a mini- 
mum of two units must be offered in one language. 

In place of Latin two units of Greek and one addi- 
tional unit of Foreign Language may be offered in A.B. 2. 

No student will be admitted unconditionally with less 
than 3 units of foreign languages. 

In the case of a mature man, over twenty years of 
age, wishing to pursue some special course at Davidson, 
the faculty may waive the ordinary entrance require- 
ments, provided evidence of ability to carry college work 
in the courses pursued is given. 


Entrance examinations at the College are usually held 
from 9 to 12 a. m., and from 2 to 5 p. m., on Wednesday 
of the opening week. New students arriving later may 
be examined on entrance, but all are urged to be present 
at the opening of the term. Much is lost by delay of even 
a day or two. The examinations will be in writing, and 

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will cover the ground outlined in the previous pages under 
"Admission by Certificate." 


Candidates for the higher classes will be examined in 
writing on all the studies previously gone over by the class 
which they propose to enter. To no high school is given 
the right to enter students in the Sophomore class simply 
by certificate because long experience proves that very 
few high schools in the South Atlantic States adequately 
prepare students for the Sophomore class of Davidson. 
Certificates of courses taken at colleges and universities 
of equal grade with Davidson will, in courtesy to these 
institutions, be accepted at their full value. 


Every applicant for admission, having sent in his cer- 
tificates and testimonials to the President and been ac- 
cepted for entrance, should arrive at Davidson not later 
than Wednesday morning of the opening week in Septem- 
ber, and he will do well to come in on the noon trains 
Tuesday. This will give him time to complete matricula- 
tion and arrangements for room, board, etc., before begin- 
ning the work of the session on Thursday. 

Old students returning should complete their matricu- 
lation not later than Wednesday. All students are 
required to report to the Treasurer and the President 
within twenty-four hours after their arrival. This also 
applies, as far as the Treasurer is concerned, to all stu- 
dents returning for the spring term. 

Students returning after Christmas will report to the 
Treasurer by 6 p. m. of the opening day. Any student 
registering later than this, no matter what the cause of 
the delay, will be charged a delayed registration fee of 
$2.00 for the first day and $1.00 for each day thereafter 
until he registers, but the maximum total charge for 
delayed registration shall not exceed $5.00. For no cause 

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will the initial charge of $2.00 be remitted, and the subse- 
quent charge only in case the cause of delay was mani- 
festly beyond the power of the student to control. The 
student's request for such remission must be accompanied 
by a statement from the parent or guardian giving the 
reason for delayed registration. 

All money so received shall be credited to the Societas 
Fratriim Loan Fund for needy students. 

All new students will be matriculated in the office of 
the President, in the Library building. All other stu- 
dents will be matriculated in the same building by the 
proper matriculation officers. 

New students will be classified provisionally, in ac- 
cordance with certificate previously submitted, examina- 
tions taken, and consultation with the professors in the 
respective departments. Each student should present to 
the registration officer a copy of the scheme of recitations, 
with his proposed subjects underlined in pencil, and 
should be careful in selecting the subjects to avoid all 
conflicts, as none will be allowed unless necessary to grad- 
uation. All other cases which seem imperative must be 
referred to the Faculty. 

Each student will be given by the officer who registers 
and classifies him, cards on which will be marked the 
classes he desires to enter. These cards, presented to the 
professors, entitle the student to be enrolled in those 
classes, and must be presented at the first meeting of the 
classes after his matriculation. 

Professors will not enroll students until the card is 
presented, and the student will be marked absent for all 
the meetings of the class after the date of his matricula- 
tion and before the card is presented. 

A thorough physical examination, at the opening of 
the fall term, or immediately on entrance, is required of 
each new student at the hands of the College Physician 
and the Athletic Director. 


The degrees of Bachelor of Arts and of Bachelor of Science 
are conferred upon students successfully completing the courses 
indicated under the heading, "Requirements for Degrees" on page 
54. For conditions of the Master's degree, see page 57. 

Mr. Jackson 

To assist those who expect to enter any department of business 
and to give an opportunity to all students who wish to learn to apply 
business methods to their life work, a course in Accounting and 
Business Management is offered. 

The course will cover in the main the principles and methods 
of modern business organization and management by individuals, 
partnerships and corporations, as well as the principles and meth- 
ods of Accounting. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

Professor W. W. Wood 

1. General Astronomy 

The aim of this course is to give the student a general knowledge 
of the fundamental principles underlying the motions and physical 
state of the heavenly bodies, so far as known, as well as a descrip- 
tion of these bodies and an outline of the methods by which this 
knowledge has been attained. 

Night classes are held throughout the year to insure familiarity 
with the principal constellations. 

Prerequisites: Physics 1, Mathematics 2. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 


Professor Shearer 

Professor Sentelle 

Doctor Richards 

The Chair embraces the study of the English Scriptures, outlines 
of Church History and Christian Evidences. The course extends 
over four years of the curriculum and it is intended that it should 
require as thorough work and give as high disciplinary results as 
any other study. 

The first two years is required work. All the historical books 
of the Bible are studied in minute detail, and a brief survey of the 

Courses of Instruction 31 

prophets and epistles in their historic setting is made. A fuller 
study of the prophetic and epistolary books is to be had in con- 
nection with the elective courses in Christian Evidences and Church 

The full course, therefore, embraces Bible History, Oriental His- 
tory as it interlaces with Jewish History, Geography, Archaeology, 
in the light of recent discoveries ; laws moral, ceremonial, civil, and 
social; Typology, Miracles and the Unities of Scripture. 

1. Old Testament History 

This course begins with Genesis and ends with the Exile. 
Three recitations a week. Required of all Freshmen. Professor 

2. Old and New Testament History 

This course begins with the return from the Exile. Makes a 
careful study of the period between the Old and New Testaments, 
and ends with the study of the Acts and Epistles. 

Three recitations a week. Required of all Sophomores. Profes- 
sor Sentelle. 

3. Christian Evidences 

The purpose of this course is to give a study of the grounds of 
Theistic and Christian belief and to justify a positive belief in 
Christianity as grounded in thought, history and life. Some of the 
topics treated are the relations of science, philosophy and religion, 
the principle anti-theistic theories, evolution and its bearing on the 
Christian faith, the credibility of the Miracles, and the argument 
for Christianity in the character of the Christian System. 

Three recitations a week. 

Elective for Juniors and Seniors. Doctor Richards. 

4. General Church History and Government 

First there is a course in General Church History, leading up to 
a study of the Presbyterian churches of the world. This, in turn, 
is followed by a careful study of the Presbyterian Book of Govern- 
ment in constant comparison with the forms of government of other 
churches, all the while such attention being given to distinctive doc- 
trines as will enable the student to have an intelligent conception of 
the Presbyterian and other systems. 

During the year lessons will also be given in this Department 
on the history, organization and practical working of the Sunday 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 
Doctor Richards. 

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Professor J. W. MacConnell 

Associate Professor Clayberg 

The courses in Biology are designed to give a general knowledge 
of the fundamental principles of biological science, such as is needed 
in a general education and by those expecting to study medicine. 

Attention is paid not only to the details of structure of animal 
and plant life, but to the properties of living things, their func- 
tions, life histories, and their general phyletic and evolutionary rela- 
tionship. A knowledge of Chemistry, such as is to be had in an 
elementary course, is of advantage, and is recommended in order 
that physiologic processes may be more easily mastered. 

The laboratory is large; each student is provided with ample 
desk room and materials. Dissecting instruments and drawing 
paper are furnished by the department at cost. A good supply of 
microscopes is available and demonstration slides are in daily use, 
the collection in vertebrate histology being especially good. 

A sliding microtome has been recently bought and students will 
be able to carry through the processes of embedding, sectioning, 
staining, and mounting celloidin material. The supply of chemicals 
and glassware is ample and a full supply of preserved material is 
at hand. 

It is. attempted to make the student, in his laboratory work, see 
and draw things for himself, the final object being not so much to 
teach the facts of the science as to inculcate independence of work 
and the scientific spirit in those studying in the department. 

1. General Biology 

A few selected forms are studied as type animals or type plants 
to illustrate the generalizations of Biology. The animals studied 
and dissected are the amoeba, parmocecium, hydra, clam, crawfish, 
frog, starfish, fowl, and rabbit. The work in Botany consists of the 
study of the structure and functions of plants and their taxonomy. 
The yeasts, molds, and bacteria, together with the fungi, ferns, and 
flowering plants, are studied. The first term is devoted to Zoology, 
and the spring term to Botany. Laboratory courses are given in 
each branch. 

Three recitations and three hours of laboratory a week. Elec- 
tive for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. 

2. Zoology and Histology 

This course consists of advanced work along the lines laid down 
in the Sophomore work. The work in the first term is a detailed 
study and dissection of a type animal in each class of vertebrates. 

Courses of Instruction 33 

The work of the spring term consists of a short course in Histology, 
being specially designed to perfect the laboratory technique of those 
students who expect to study medicine. Each student is supplied 
with a compound microscope with oil immersion lense, and all nec- 
essary materials. 

Three recitations and a minimum, of six hours of laboratory work 
a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 


Professor Arbuckle 

The department is amply supplied with apparatus and chemicals 
for lectures, lecture experimentation, and laboratory work, and 
the instruction is made distinctively practical throughout — a con- 
stant drill in the habit of observation and of reasoning therefrom. 
While the importance of lectures and recitations is not lost sight 
of, the greatest stress is laid upon the work in the laboratory, where 
the student is made to verify for himself (as far as possible) the 
laws underlying the science, in the belief that in this way alone will 
he get a true conception of these fundamental laws and the theories 
offered in explanation of them. Here an earnest effort is made to 
teach the student to be thorough and exact. It is expected that the 
course will develop his mental powers as well as his manipulative 
skill, and that the student who has completed the course in this de- 
partment shall not only be a chemical mechanic of considerable 
ability, but shall also have an intelligent knowledge and apprecia- 
tion of the principles and laws underlying his work. The labora- 
tory is open daily from 8 :30 a. m. to 5 :30 p. m. 
1. Elementary Chemistry 

This is an elementary course in Chemistry, designed to interest 
those students of the Freshman class who have not studied Chemis- 
try. A high-school course in Physics should be taken in prepara- 
tion for this course. The class meets twice a week for recitations, 
class demonstrations, and quizzes, and one afternoon each week 
is spent in the laboratory. 

The principles of Chemistry are carefully taught, and the many 
practical and interesting features of the science are emphasized. 
Besides offering a thorough training in manipulating apparatus and 
working out chemical reactions actually observed in the laboratory, 
this is a general culture course that contributes much to a liberal 

Two recitations and two Jwurs of laboratory ivork a week. 
Elective for Freshmen. The class is taught in two sections. 

34 Davidson College 

2. Advanced General Chemistry 

This course is based on one of the more advanced college text- 
books. For entrance into this class, a student must have had one 
year of Physics, and should have had one year of Chemistry. 

Theoretical studies and the fundamental Principles of Physical 
Chemistry, such as ionization, mass action, equilibrium, are studied 
more in detail than could be undertaken in an elementary course. 
The laboratory work will include much quantitative work, and fur- 
nish abundant illustrations of the matters discussed in the class- 

Three recitations and two hours and a half of laboratory work 
a week. Elective for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. 
3(a). Qualitative Chemistry 

The work of this class is distinctly practical throughout. Quali- 
tative Analysis is taught during the first half-year. In addition to 
thorough laboratory work, covering the metals, inorganic acids, 
salts, alloys, and ores, the student is drilled in reacticn writing, 
and required to devise methods of his own for the separation and 
detection of the metals and acids. He is also constantly questioned 
as to the reasons for the different steps, and how best to overcome 
any difficulties which may arise. A tri-weekly meeting of the class 
is held for the discussion of the laboratory work as it progresses. 
While other conferences may at any time be had with professor 
or assistant, the wisdom of learning to be salf-reliant is persistently 
taught. Each student is required to make constant use of the 
chemical library, which has had large additions lately in the way 
of dictionaries, reference works, and standard texts. To these, 
additions will be made each year. 

Three recitations and seven and a half hours of laboratory work 
a week during the first term. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 
3(b). Organic Chemistry 

This course includes the study of the simpler compounds of car- 
bon of the alipatic and aromatic series, and the preparation and 
the study in the laboratory of a number of typical organic sub- 

Three recitations and two hours of laboratory work a week 
during the second term. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 
4. Quantitative Analysis 

This course embraces the quantitative determination of the prin- 
cipal bases and acids. Both gravimetric and volumetric methods 
are studied, and a few of the most important electrolytic separations 
are undertaken. 

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During the spring term, the student is permitted to choose some 
special line of analytical work suited to his tastes or needs, e. g., 
iron or steel analysis, fertilizer analysis, physical chemistry, toxi- 
cology; or he may take Chemistry 6. 

Three recitations and nine hours of laboratory work a loeek both 
terms. Elective for Seniors. 

The three following half-year studies are offered to Seniors. 
Two of them must be chosen for the year's work. 
5(a). Organic Preparations 

This course extends through the spring term. The students are 
trained in the preparation and purification of a selected set of 
chemical salts, and are thoroughly drilled in the reactions involved 
and the advantages of the methods employed. 

Laboratory, three periods a week during the second term. 
5(b). Inorganic Preparations 

This course extends through wxe spring term. The students are 
trained in the preparation and purification of a selected set of 
chemical salts, and are thoroughly drilled in the reactions involved 
and the advantages of the methods employed. 

Laboratory, three periods a week during the second term. 
5(c). Industrial Chemistry 

This course is based upon Thorp's Industrial Chemistry, in 
which the processes of the chemical arts and industries, including 
fuels, acid manufacture, glass, explosives, sugar refining, petroleum, 
metallurgy, are presented. 

Recitations and lectures, three periods a week during the 
second term. 
6. Sanitary Analysis 

Examination of water, both chemical and bacteriological ; analy- 
sis of typical foodstuffs, including milk, butter, syrups, honey, 
edible oils, extracts, and the detection of adulteration in foods. 

Laboratory, three periods a week during the second term. 

Elective for Seniors ivho have token Chemistry U during the first 

Master of Arts Course 

The work in this course is laboratory work in the main, but 
in addition there will be text-book and lecture work along advanced 
lines, upon which the student will be examined orally or in writing. 
The candidate must have completed the Chemistry courses of the 
undergraduate department, and have received the B.A. or B.S. in 
this institution, or in some other college offering an equivalent 

36 Davidson College 

course in Chemistry. The work will be along the lines suited to 
the needs or desires of the student. Independent work will be 
encouraged, and an acceptable thesis must be presented on a subject 

Professor Currie 
1. General Principles of Education 

The aim of this course is to give a thoroughly practical study 
in the general principles of education, for the benefit of those stu- 
dents who propose to engage in teaching after graduation. Atten- 
tion is given to the meaning and aim of education ; educational the- 
ory and practice; educational problems; educational values and 
general principles of method. Text-book, lectures and readings. 

Three recitations per week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

* Professor 

The courses in English furnish instruction in composition, litera- 
ture, and the history of the language. Their object is to give the 
student (1) the ability to express his own thoughts through spoken 
or written words, and (2) the ability to gain esthetic pleasure 
through his native literature. The courses in literature seek not 
merely to give familiarity with certain masterpieces, but also to 
develop a love of literature that will lead the student to read for 
himself. The more advanced courses have, as a still further object, 
the cultivation of a scholarly spirit in literary work by pursuing 
specifically the study of some particular literary topic or period. 
1. Types of English Prose 

The features and elements of effective writing in prose, with 
especial reference to the fundamental forms. Weekly compositions, 
with individual criticism. Analysis of prose specimens. In the 
first term, a few lectures and exercises in methods of investigation, 
with especial reference to the intelligent use of the library. 
Throughout the year the class is required to read and write reports 
upon assigned works of fiction, biography, travel, history, and 
poetry. The object of this part of the course is to widen the scope 
of the student's reading interests. 

Two recitations a week. Required of all Freshmen. The class 
is taught in four sections. 

*Absent in France, 1918-19. 

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2. A General Survey of English Literature 

The work consists of the study of representative classics, with 
lectures explanatory of their historical connection. The course 
assumes acquaintance with the classics required for entrance, and 
endeavors to sum up and knit together what has preceded, and to 
add new material to fill up the more serious gaps in the student's in- 
formation. Once a month a written essay is required. Several 
of these are based upon the study of literature, thus giving practice 
in literary criticism. 

Three recitations a week. Required of all Sophomores. The 
class is taught in two sections. 
3(a). The English Novel 

A study of the history and development of the English novel 
from its beginning to the present time. Especial attention will be 
given to the nineteenth century novelists and to the various social, 
political, and religious movements reflected in their writings. The 
style of individual novelists and the general principles of novel 
writing will also be considered. 

3(b). American Literature 

a careful consideration of the formative influences in the de- 
velopment of the literature of America, from the Colonial period to 
the present time. The literature is studied in its relation to the 
underlying social and political conditions and to the literature of 
England. In the latter part of the course especial attention is 
given to Southern literature. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 
Not to be given in 1919-20. 
4(a). Shakespeare 

His life and times, his personality, and the development of his 
art. The study in class of ten of the plays, chosen to illustrate 
successive stages in the dramatist's development; other plays as- 
signed for reading privately. Stress will be laid on development 
of plot, portrayal of character, and ethical implications. 
4(b). Victorian Literature 

Tennyson, Browning, and Matthew Arnold are studied among 
the poets; Carlyle, Ruskin, and Matthew Arnold among the essay- 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 
To be given in 1919-20. 
5. Advanced Composition 

This course, given at the option of the instructor if circum- 
stances permit, is intended for students who have special aptitude for 

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writing and literary work. It gives opportunity for the develop- 
ment of facility and power in various kinds of composition, and es- 
pecially for the working out of original veins of thought and imag- 
ination. The course is limited to six students. Before it is elected, 
the permission of the instructor must be secured. 

Three recitations a week, schedule to be oyrranged by conference. 
Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

Professor Lingle 
Associate Professor Garnand 
Opportunity is offered for a three-year course in French. The 
work of the first year is of a preparatory nature, and is open to all 
students on entrance. It is urged, however, that a student do not 
undertake the study of French unless he is tolerably well grounded 
in the fundamental principles of English grammar, and is fully pre- 
pared for the college's Freshman year in Latin. Experience has 
shown that those who are without a fair English and Latin equip- 
ment seldom advance very far into the intricacies of modern for- 
eign language idioms; hence this warning to immature students, 
who will save time and avoid the mortification of failure by not 
enrolling thoughtlessly in this department. 

1. Elementary French 

The student will be drilled in the basic principles of French 
grammar and pronunciation, and will have the opportunity, if he 
does not possess too little aptitude for languages, of acquiring facil- 
ity in the translation of the less difficult texts. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Freshmen wlw are can- 
didates for the A.B. 2, and B.S. degree. The class is tatight in two 

2. Intermediate French 

This course is based upon 1. It will, however, be marked by 
increasingly diminished emphasis on grammatical forms, as a good 
working knowledge of these will already have been acquired. The 
effort in this course will be chiefly to stimulate interest in the 
study of the language, the literature, and the life of the French 
people, and to read as much representative standard literature as 
may be possible. At the same time a study of the French verb will 
keep the student alive to the main features of the syntax and the 
shades of meaning peculiar to the construction of the language. 
Some regular work in memorizing and prose composition will be 

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required weekly, and exercises in dictation will be given as often 
as is deemed advisable by the professor. 

Three recitations a week. Open to Sophomores and others who 
have completed Course 1 or its equivalent. 

3. Beginning French for Advanced Students 

This course is open to advanced students who have had several 
years of work in foreign languages, ancient or modern, and are 
capable of making rapid progress. The same general plan is fol- 
lowed as in Course 1, but higher standards of scholarship are de- 
manded, and much more ground is covered. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and others who 
have not taken Course 1. 

4. Advanced Reading and Literature 

The object of this Course is, primarily, to widen the literary 
horizon of the student, by giving him a more extended first-hand 
knowledge of another literature than his own. It will include more 
difficult readings in class and privately from the more important 
authors, with parallel assignments on political and literary move- 
ments. Stress will be placed on the enlargement of the student's 
French vocabulary. A class in conversation will be organized for 
those who display a special interest and have the time and the 
capacity for serious work along this line. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for capable students who 
have completed Course 2 or 3. 


Associate Professor Wood 
1. General Geology 

This course is designed to give a knowledge of the principles 
of general geology. Definitions of terms and description of the 
materials of the earth's crust and their arrangement are first con- 
sidered; later the explanation of the way in which the different 
materials and structures were formed is given. The common rocks 
and rock-forming minerals are studied from actual specimens. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 


Professor Lingle 

Professor Harding 

This course is designed to furnish the student the valuable 

mental discipline, to be derived from thorough linguistic study 

while training his ear and tongue in the spoken language, and 

enabling him to read German understanding^ without translating. 

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A general acquaintance with the several important epochs of Ger- 
man literature, and some appreciation of the works of the great lit- 
erary geniuses of Germany are sought after, and the effort is made 
to render it possible for the student to read with ease the works of 
the great scholars of Germany in whatever field of study he may 
desire later to engage. 

1. Elementary German 

A beginner's book is selected which can be completed in one 
year. The plan is to give the student a survey of the whole field 
in as short time as possible, and set him to reading easy texts early 
in the course. Selections are read from Volkmann, Zschokke, 
Storm, Carmen Sylva, and others. Everyday practice will be 
given the ear and tongue by means of readings, dictations, and con- 
versation, while drilling the student in the forms and constructions 
of this, the most highly inflected of all the great languages of mod- 
ern literature and scholarship. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Freshmen who are can- 
didates for A.B. 2 and B.S. The class is taught in two sections. 

2. Intermediate German 

This course is based upon 1. Several hundred pages of German 
of intermediate grade are read, work in composition and grammar 
is continued, and considerable time is devoted to developing the ear 
and tongue in conversational German. A fair pronunciation is 
presupposed. While a certain amount of grammar of the previous 
year will be reviewed, the reading, composition, and conversation 
will be advanced work from the beginning. 

Three recitations a week. Open to Sophomores and others who 
have completed Course 1, or its equivalent. 

3. Beginning German for Advanced Students 

This course is open only to advanced students who have had 
several years of study in foreign languages, ancient or modern, 
and are capable of making rapid progress. The same general plan 
will be followed as in Course 1, though higher standards of scholar- 
ships are demanded, and more ground is covered. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors who 
have not taken Course 1. 

4. Literature and Grammar 

A complete German Grammar is taken up at the beginning, a 
rapid review of forms is made, and the class then settles down to 
the task of working out the advanced sections of the grammar. 
The composition work is done in notebooks and at the board, accom- 

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parried by oral drill. Grammar, composition, and conversational 
work occupy about two-fifths of the time of the class during the year. 
The rest of the time is devoted to the reading, both in and out of 
class, of prominent German authors, including Goethe (Herman und 
Dorothea) , Schiller (William Tell), and Lessing (Minna von Barn- 
helm), together with specimens of scientific or historical prose. As 
parallel work, the class reads parts of the German Bible (Luther's 
revised), and a volume or two of prose collections used in the 
Gymnasia of Germany (published by Velhagen & Klassing, Leip- 
sic). A brief survey of the history of German literature is made 
by means of text-book and lectures. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for students who have com- 
pleted Course 2 or 3. 


Professor Harding 

Associate Professor Reed 

The minimum time in which a student can be prepared properly 
for entering the Freshman class in Greek is two high school years 
of five recitations per week. Those who try to do the required 
amount of work in less time almost invariably enter ill-prepared, 
and find that they are unable to keep abreast with the class. 

1. Beginners' Greek 

The elements of the language are studied, as prescribed in a 
first Greek book, with thorough drill in forms and syntax. Reading 
of Xenophon's Anabasis. This course is intended for students 
who have not studied Greek, but who wish to take the A.B. degree. 
(Associate Professor Reed.) 

Three recitations a week. Only open to Freshmen in the A.B. 
Course. The class is taught in two sections. 

2(a). Xenophon 

A page or more of Xenophon's Cyropaedia or Hellenica is read 
daily, with explanations of the constructions found in the text. 
Correct and intelligent pronunciation of the Greek text is insisted 
upon. The work in the first term includes also the grammar, which 
is studied as far as syntax. This part of the course is largely a 
review of work covered in Beginning Greek, i. e., a study of the 
forms. Classic Myths are assigned as a collateral study. Through 
the use of word-lists, special attention is given to the formation of 
a vocabulary. There are monthly written reviews on the grammar 
and the text. 

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2(b). Lysias 

In the second term, after another month in Xenophon, the Attic 
orator Lysias is read. Study of the Grammar is continued, syntax 
now occupying the attention of the class. Only one-half of the 
manual is completed this term, but a mastery both of the principles 
of syntax and of the illustrative Greek examples is required. Greek 
composition is also required bi-weekly. Special note is made of 
Greek derivatives in English. (Professor Harding.) 

Three recitations a week. Required of students who are candi- 
dates for the A.B. 1 degree, elective for all others. The class is 
taught in two sections. 
3(a). Herodotus 

In the first term, the class reads Herodotus, preferably stories 
from Herodotus. Effort is made to teach Attic forms and Attic 
syntax by noting the historian's variations from this standard. 
Review of the forms in the Grammar, syntax with exercises, Greek 
derivatives in English, study of Greek life are distinctive features 
of the course. 
3 (b). Plato 

In the second term, Plato is read, chiefly the Apology and Crito. 
This author has recently been substituted for Homer. The steady 
encroachment of other departments of study upon the classics seems 
to warrant the limiting of the work in Greek required for the A.B. 
degree to strictly Attic authors, and the transfer of Homer to the 
elective classes. 

Drill in forms and syntax and in the writing of Greek sen- 
tences is continued. Parallel reading in Church's Story of the Iliad 
and Story of the Odyssey is required. 

Throughout both terms the memorizing of word-lists is insisted 
upon, as it is believed that a good working vocabulary is essential 
for the mastery of the language. (Professor Harding.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for all who have had Courses 
1 and 2. 
4(a). Thucydides (or, alternate years, Demosthenes) 

The text used in the first term is Thucydides or Demosthenes. 
As the author read and the other parts of the course vary with 
alternate years, this election is open to a student first as Junior and 
again as a Senior. Much attention is given to translation and liter- 
ary form, in order that the student may acquire a sympathetic ap- 
preciation of the style and spirit of the author read. Parallel read- 
ing is required. Composition is based on the text in hand. Syntax 
is continued, in part a review of the earlier work, and in part lee- 

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tures by the professor. Systematic study of Greek literature and 
reading of English translations of Greek masterpieces, especially 
of the Iliad and Odyssey, are important elements of the course. 

If the class so elects, Homer is substituted for the prose author 
(Thucydides or Demosthenes). In this course, Homer's variations 
from the form of Attic Greek are carefully noted. The hexameter 
is treated exhaustively, and made familiar by daily exercises in 
4(b). Greek Drama 

In the second term, the class reads Euripides and Sophocles, 
or Euripides and -^schylus, alternating from year to year. The 
course embraces study of syntax and exercises in Greek composi- 
tion, the reading of a Greek text as parallel work, study of Greek 
literature, the reading of English translations of the Greek drama- 
tists, elements of comparative philology, lectures on Greek syno- 
nyms, and study of the meters of the Greek tragedians. 

Seniors taking this course will be expected to do additional par- 
allel reading. (Professor Harding.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

5. New Testament Greek 

When conditions make it desirable, a course in Hellenistic and 
more especially New Testament Greek will be given in place of 
Course 4, described above. This course has in mind particularly 
the needs of candidates for the ministry who feel that some acquain- 
tance with the Greek of the New Testament prior to the work taken 
up in the theological seminary would be of benefit to them. (Pro- 
fessor Harding.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

6. Greek Literature in English Tranlation 

This course, introduced with the session of 1915-16, is substi- 
tuted as conditions warrant for Course 4 or Course 5. It is de- 
signed especially for those who have completed the Sophomore year 
in Greek, but is open as an elective to any Junior or Senior. The 
prime purpose of the course is to encourage to a further study of the 
masterpieces of the Greeks, and thus to lead to a more intimate 
acquaintance with Greek literature, the student who has necessarily 
in previous years laid the emphasis on mastery of accidence and the 
syntax of the language. The course embraces both a history of the 
literature and the literature itself as presented in approved Eng- 
lish translations. The various departments of poetry and prose 
are included, such as Epic poetry (Iliad and Odyssey) , Lyric poetry, 

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the Drama (Tragedy and Comedy), History, Oratory, Philosophy, 

Alexandrian and Graeco-Roman Literature. (Professor Harding.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

Professor J. M. McConnell 
The design of this department is to acquaint the student with 
the leading facts in the history of those nations whose civiliza- 
tion has, directly or indirectly, contributed to our own; to trace 
the development of American national life; to attain to an under- 
standing of the more important laws (economical, political, social) 
that govern organized society; and to gain some insight into the 
forces at work that tend to advance or retard the well-being 
of society. 

1. History of Greece, Rome, and the Early Middle Ages (to 
1250 A. D.) 
This course includes a study of the life of the Greeks and the 
Romans, and an examination of the institutions established in 
Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. Special topics of 
study will be the Age of Pericles, the Hellenization of the East by 
Alexander the Great, Carthage vs. Rome, Roman Imperialism, the 
Teutonic Migrations, the Medieval Church, Feudalism and the 
Medieval Empire. 

Three recitations a week. Required for B.S. Freshmen. 
Elective under certain conditions by other Freshmen and by Sopho- 
mores. The class is taught in two sections. 

2(a). European History (1250-1815) 

A careful study is made of the Renaissance, the Protestant 
Reformation and accompanying Religious Wars, the Rise of Des- 
potisms, the beginning of Europe's Colonial Systems, the French 
Revolution and the Napoleonic Era. 

(b). European History (1815-1817) 

The Congress of Vienna and Political Reaction, the Develop- 
ment of Nationalism and the spread of Democracy, the Unification 
of Italy and Germany, the Issues of the Great War and Recon- 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. Spring term. 
3(a). English and American History 

The political and constitutional development of the English and 
American nations will be traced, and social, religious, and industrial 
movements studied. The method will be largely intensive. 

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Courses 1 or 2, or an equivalent, will be required for admission to 
this course. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. Not given in 

3(b). The History of the United States of America 

The subject will be studied intensively under the following divi- 
sions: The Colonial Period and the Revolution, the Constitution 
and the Federal System, the Middle Period (the Tariff, Expansion 
to the West, Democracy and Slavery) , the Civil War and Recon- 
struction, and the New Nationalism. The course will close with a 
rapid survey of the Latin American States with special reference 
to present condition — social, economic and political. Frequent pa- 
pers on assigned topics will be required. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. Given in 


Professor Grey 

Associate Professor Reed 

The principal aim of the Latin course is to give the student the 
ability to translate with ease, and to acquaint him with the gram- 
matical and rhetorical structure of the language. In addition to 
this, the student is introduced to the important features of Roman 
history and literature. Thorough drill in Latin prose composition 
is given in connection with all courses. The study of grammar is 
carried on as regular classroom work through the Sophomore year. 

1. Cicero, Livy 

Quintus Curtius, Cicero's De Senectute, and Book XXI of Livy. 
Weekly exercises in prose composition. Drill in grammar through 
the case construction. Weekly exercises in Latin prose composi- 
tion. (Professors Grey and Reed.) 

Three recitation a week. Required of Freshmen tvlw are candi- 
dates for the A.B. degree. Elective for all others. The class i& 
taught in three sections. 

2. Cicero, Horace 

Reading of Cicero's Pro Sestio, Horace's Odes, Book I, and 
Satires, Book I, and Epistles, Book I. Study of Latin grammar 
completed. Exercises in prose composition. Study of Roman his- 
tory. Special attention is paid to the meters of Horace. (Profes- 
sor Grey.) 

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Three recitations a week. Required of Sophomores who are can- 
didates for the A.B. degree elective for all others. The class is 
taught in two sections. 

3. Plautus, Cicero, Tacitus, Terence 

Reading of Plautus' Menaechmi and Pseudolus. Cicero's De 
Officiis, Tacitus' Germania and AgricoUt, Terence's PJwrmio. Spe- 
cial attention is paid to the meters of Plautus and Terence. Ad- 
vanced exercises in Latin prose composition. History of Roman 
literature. (Professor Grey.) 

Three recitations <a week. Elective for Juniors. 
A. Juvenal, Terence, Plautus, Tacitus, Pliny 

Reading of Juvenal, Terence's Andria and Adelphi, Plautus' 
Mostellaria and Stichus, selections from the Elegiac Poets, Tacitus' 
Annals, Pliny's select letters. A part of the course will be devoted 
to the study of early inscriptions. Advanced prose composition. 
(Professor Grey.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 

Professor Currie 
1. Elements of Law 

This course is designed to give the student a general knowledge 
of the nature, source, and subject-matter of the law, and of the 
elementary principles of both substantive and adjective law. It is 
not the aim to educate lawyers, but to furnish practical instruction 
in legal principles that will be useful to citizens in the various pro- 
fessions and walks of life. The particular branches of the law, 
such as constitutional law, real and personal property, contracts, 
torts, remedies, etc., are treated in a general way, attention being 
paid only to elementary principles. The latter part of the course is 
designed to afford practical instruction in commercial law. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Senio7S. 


Professor J. L. Douglas 

Professor Currie 

Associate Professor Wood 

The work in this department extends through the entire college 

course, and includes both pure and applied mathematics. Much 

stress is laid on the solution in writing of original exercises designed 

to illustrate or to supplement the principles developed in the text. 

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1. Solid Geometry, Trigonometry 

Solid Geometry is completed during the first term, and Plane 
Trigonometry during the second term. (Professors Douglas, Wood, 

Four recitations a week. Required of all Freshmen. This class 
is taught in four sections. 

2. Trigonometry, Algebra, Analytic Geometry 

About half of the first term is given to the study of Spherical 
Trigonometry and the remainder to Advanced Algebra, beginning 
just after quadratic equations. (Professor Douglas.) 

Three recitations a week. Required of all Sophomores. This 
class is taught in two sections. 

3. Analytic Geometry, Calculus 

The first term is devoted to the study of the general equations 
of the second degree, higher plane curves, and analytic geometry of 
three dimensions. Differential Calculus occupies the class during the 
second term. (Professor Douglas.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 

4. Calculus, Determinants, Differential Equations 

The class is occupied with Integral Calculus the entire fall term. 
The second term is devoted to determinants, theory of equations, 
and differential equations. (Professor Douglas.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 


Associate Professor Wood 

1. Plane Surveying 

The object of the course is to give the student a foundation in 
plane surveying, such as would fit him for practical surveying of a 
simple nature. The fundamentals of railroad work, including the 
methods of running simple curves and calculating earthwork, are 
also studied. Instruction is given in classroom and by field work 
in the use of the compass, level, and transit. 

Prerequisite: Mathematics 2- 

Three recitations a week and field ivork. Elective for Juniors 
and Seniors. 

2. Mechanical Drawing and Descriptive Geometry 

This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge 
of the principles of mechanical drawing and descriptive geometry. 
The first six months are given to the study of orthographic, iso- 
metric, and cabinet projections, and to intersection and development 
of surfaces. The fundamentals of descriptive geometry are studied 

48 Davidson College 

for the remainder of the term. Instruction is given in class and 
drawing-room and the class is required to make working drawings 
of concrete objects at intervals throughout the year. 

Prerequisite: Mathematics 2- 

TJvree hours a week and drawing laboratory. Elective for Jun- 
iors and Seniors. 


Professor Sentelle 
Work in this department is offered to Juniors and Seniors. The 
Junior course is devoted largely to Psychology and the Senior course 
to Philosophy. 

1. Psychology and Introduction to Philosophy 

In this course the aim is to train the pupil in the description of 
the facts of mental life and to apply the facts of psychology to prac- 
tical problems. The latter part of the second term is given to an 
introductory study of the problems of Philosophy. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

2. Ethics and the History of Philosophy 

The first term is devoted to the study of the typical facts of the 
moral life, its ideals and conditions in social life and individual 
behavior. In the second term the History of Philosophy will be 
traced from the Greeks of the Sixth Century B. C. to the problems 
of present day Philosophic thought. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 


Dr. J. W. MacConnell 
Mr. Fetzer, Athletic Director 

All new students, upon entering college, are required to undergo 
a thorough physical examination, conducted by the head of the 
department. This examination includes a complete record of family 
history, predisposition to disease, general condition of health, to- 
gether with full anthropometric measurements and strength tests. 
The heart and lungs are carefully examined, and the results re- 
corded. No student is allowed to engage in any strenuous exercise 
which might endanger his physical condition until he has had a thor- 
ough examination made of all vital organs. 

It is not the aim of the department to make athletes or profes- 
sional strong men out of the students, but to so advise and direct 
them in exercises and daily habits that they may attain the highest 
degree of physical efficiency. The head of the department is also 

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the College Physician, and is in position to advise the students in 
regard to the proper prevention of disease, and daily care of the 
body. The College Physician invites the correspondence of the 
parents in regard to the health of their sons in college, and will con- 
sider such correspondence, of course, as confidential. 

The Director coaches all athletic teams, and gives his full time 
to this work. The fact that he is a skilled athlete and a trained 
director assures to each student proper handling, and such careful 
oversight as is necessary for young students who are in the forma- 
tive period of their physical development. 



Lieutenant-Colonel Mueller 

Davidson is not a "Military School," but it does believe in de- 
veloping the whole man. With our close church connection, our 
Christian faculty, our splendid type of Christian students, our 
unusual campus atmosphere of respect for spiritual things, we 
earnestly strive to send a young man out with deepened spirituality, 
a better Christian, and more unselfish in his service to the masses 
of humanity. 

With our faculty of experts in teaching young men — a faculty of 
university trained, experienced men — who teach the students in the 
lower as well as in the upper classes, with our splendid equipment 
in laboratories, with the tradition of thorough, honest work on the 
part of students and teachers, and with the high standards of intel- 
lectual work which has been inherited from the earliest days of the 
College, we strive so to develop the minds of the students that they 
may become intellectual leaders in Church and State, and real assist- 
ants in solving the great problems which continually face humanity. 

By means of a proper system of body building we strive to de- 
velop the physical side of the student's being, that his body may be a 
noble mechanism, inspired by a true spirit and guided by a trained 
mind to make him an efficient servant of God and the country. Our 
experience with the draft system has shown us that about one-third 
of the young men of our country are physically unfit for general 
military duty, and our experience with camp and S. A. T. C. train- 
ing in College makes manifest how quickly boys of college age 
respond to regular systematic exercise. Their backs straighten, 
their shoulders go back, their chest expansion increases, their skin 
glows with the ruddy hue of health, their muscles harden, and 
from stoop-shouldered, narrow-chested boys to whom physical exer- 

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cise is distasteful, they become strong, square-shouldered, upstand- 
ing fellows to whom vigorous bodily exercise is a pleasure. No one 
could watch the development of the student body as a whole during 
the life of the S. A. T. C. and not see the fine physical effects of the 
system. College athletics are good, but only reach a comparative 
few. Gymnasium and setting-up exercises soon grow stale and un- 
interesting. The varied exercise of the modern military training, 
part drill, part musketry, part games, interests as well as develops 
the man and at the same time gives him the assurance that he is 
the better prepared; if in future days (and may God grant it may 
not be) he is called on to serve his country as within the past year. 

Davidson has a Senior R. 0. T. C. The Government provides 
the Professor of Military Science and pledges us we shall always 
have a man suitable to us, who will be in sympathy with our ideals. 
The Government likewise provides the equipment and uniform, and 
under certain conditions in the upper years pays the student taking 
the training a "subsistence commutation" equivalent to the cost of 
feeding men in camps. To the lower classmen (Freshmen and 
Sophomores, unless physically unfit, are required to take this train- 
ing) a summer camp of instruction with travel expense, subsistence 
and uniform furnished free, is offered by the Government. The stu- 
dent may or may not attend these camps at his own pleasure. The 
men in the upper classes accepting the subsistence commutation are 
required to attend such camps. 

The time required during the year is nothing like so great as in 
the S. A. T. C, but the details have not at yet been fully worked 
out. Our patrons may be assured that this is only a helpful incident 
in our college work and does not in the slightest interfere with or 
harm our service in the development of the mind and spirit of the 
young men. 

The course when undertaken is required for graduation, to be 
satisfactorily pursued as is any other of the college courses. 

Professor J. M. Douglas 
The work in this department extends over four years. Through- 
out the course, text-books and lectures go hand in hand with lec- 
ture experimentation and laboratory work. Great emphasis is 
placed on both the experimental and theoretical development of 
the subject by lectures, quizzes, and laboratory work. Several well- 
lighted rooms equipped with modern apparatus afford excellent 
facilities for experimental purposes. 

Courses of Instruction 51 

During the four years' course, each student is required to work 
two and one-half hours per week in the laboratory, under the guid- 
ance and instruction of the laboratory director. He is quizzed on 
each step taken; care and accuracy are insisted upon. The object 
is to teach the student to make careful and accurate observations, 
and how to draw correct conclusions from the facts. The sources 
of error are pointed out, and it is shown how they can be mini- 

1. Elementary Physics 

During the fall term, the class studies matter and its general 
properties. Elementary dynamical principles and their application 
to machines, dynamics of liquids and gases, and elementary mechan- 
ics. The second term is given to the study of heat, sound, elec- 
tricity, and light. The only mathematical knowledge necessary to 
the successful prosecution of the course is an acquaintance with 
the elements of algebra and geometry, and of the metric system, 
which is used throughout the entire course. The facts are explained 
by numerous familiar lectures and illustrated by daily experiments. 

Two recitations and two hours of laboratory ivork a week. 
Elective for Freshmen. The class is taught in two sections. 

2. General Physics 

The topics included in this course will be the same as in Course 
1, developed in a more advanced way. The study of the theoretical, 
and experimental verification of the general law of physics will be 
much more extended. 

Three recitations and two hours of laboratory ivork a week. 
"Elective for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. 

3. Advanced Physics 

This course is a continuation of the previous year's work. It 
is designed to suit the needs of students who take Physics merely as 
a subject in general education; as a preparation for general scien- 
tific work, such as medicine, astronomy, and engineering; and for 
those who expect to pursue advanced work in this department. 
Prerequisites: Physics, 2, o,nd Mathematics 2- 
Three recitations and two and a half hours of laboratory work 
a week. Elective for Juniors. 

4. Electricity 

This course is confined to the department of electricity, and 
is made both practical and thorough. During the first term, direct 
currents are studied. The second term is devoted to alternating 
currents. A complete set of laboratory experiments and problems 

52 Davidson College 

are worked by the student pari passu with the study of the text. 
The useful application of these principles to the dynamos, motor, 
transformer, induction coil, lighting, etc., are studied. 

Prerequisites : Physics 3, and Mathematics 2- 

Three recitations and two and a half hours of laboratory work 
a week. Elective for Seniors. 

Professor Currie 
1(a). Oratory 

The history of oratory ; the structure and style of an oration ; 
the various types of orations, and analysis of representative exam- 
ples; the preparation and delivery of speeches. 
1(b). Argumentation 

The principles of argumentation and debate; the preparation of 
briefs for debate. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 


Professor J. M. McConnell 

Professor Currie 

1. Economics 

This course offers an outline and discussion of the fundamental 
principles of the subject. Every effort is made to make the study 
and illustrations practical. (Professor McConnell.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Jtiniors. 

2. Economics 

Economics 1 will be required for admission to this course. 
Among the subjects studied are: the history of economic thought, 
public finance, trade and tariffs, money and banking, business or- 
ganization, socialism, labor problems, and agricultural economics. 
(Professor McConnell.) 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors who have taken 
Economics 1. 

3. Political Science 

This course opens with a brief course in the theory of govern- 
ment — its origin and development. The remainder of the fall term 
is given up to a careful study of European governments, the con- 

Courses of Instruction 53 

stitution and political system of England receiving special atten- 
tion. The entire spring term is devoted to a study of American 
government — federal, state, and municipal. (Professor Currie.) 
Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 


Professor Grey 
1. Elementary Spanish 

This course is designed to give the student a fair knowledge of 
the Spanish language as it is written and spoken. In addition to 
the usual translation of Spanish into English, much time is spent 
in written and oral composition. Text-books: Hill's and Ford's 
Spanish Grammar. Bransby's Spanish Reader. Selections from 
Alarcon and Valdes. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 




Figures refer to periods. A period is one meeting of a 
class each week throughout the year. 

A.B. 1 

Bible 1 3 

English 1 2 

Mathematics 1 .... 4 

Latin 1 3 

Greek 1 or 2 3 

Chemistry 1 ) 
Physics 1 j ■- 2 


Freshman Class 

A.B. 2 

Bible 1 3 

English 1 2 

Mathematics 1 .... 4 
Latin 1 "} 

Greek 1 or 2 \ 3 
French 1 or 2 j 
German 1 or 2 j 
Chemistry 1 | % 
Physics 1 j 


B. S. 

Bible 1 3 

English 1 2 

Mathematics 1 .... 4 
French 1 or 2 ) 
German 1 or 2 [ 3 
History 1 ~\ 

Chemistry 1 >• 5 
Physics 1 ) 


If a student has had no Greek before entrance or an 
amount insufficient in preparation for Greek 2, he may 
begin Greek 1 in college, but for the A.B. degree he will 
have to take Greek 2 also. 

If a student presents 2 units in either French or Ger- 
man he will either take Course 2 in the language in which 
he offers the 2 units, or take Course 1 of the other 

Languages begun in the Freshman year must be con- 
tinued through the Sophomore year. 

All Freshmen and Sophomores are required to take 
the course in Military Drill and Tactics. 

Requirements for Degrees 


A. B. 

Bible 2 3 

English 2 3 

Mathematics 2... 3 

Latin 2 3 

Greek 2 3 

History 1 ] 
Chemistry 2 , 
Physics 2 
Biology 1 J 


Sophomore Class 
A. B. 2 

Bible 2 3 

English 2 3 

Mathematics 2.... 3 
Latin 2 
Greek 2 or 3 
French 2 or 4 ") 
German 2 or 4 j 
Biology 1 
Chemistry 2 

Physics 2 
History 1 

^ 3 

Bible 2 3 


English 2 3 

Mathematics 2.... 3 
French 2 ) 

German 2 J 

Biology 1 1 

Chemistry 2 > 6 
Physics 2 J 



Junior and Senior Classes 
During his Junior and Senior Course the student must 
take in one of the three following- groups a minimum of 
12 periods and in each of the other two groups a minimum 
of six periods. The remainder of the periods required 
may be selected at will. 



Public Speaking 


* Greek 

* French 

* German 



Public Speaking 
Philosophy and 


Political Science 

Greek Literature in 
English Transla- 

Accounting and 
Business M a n - 



Applied Mathe- 






Church History and 

Evidence of Chris- 

Accounting and 
Business Man- 

♦French 1, German 1, Greek 1 are not considered as elective in this group. 

56 Davidson College 


1. Candidates for a degree must complete not less than 
nine periods of foreign language, six periods of which 
must be in some one foreign language. 

2. For graduation twenty-two courses must be com- 
pleted, six each in the Freshman and Sophomore years, 
and five each in the Junior and Senior years. 

3. Nio student will be considered as a candidate for 
graduation at any Commencement unless by March 1 
previous he has removed all conditions with the exception 
of those he is at that time seeking to remove by taking the 
course or courses in question over in class. 

4. As an additional requirement for the A.B. or the 
B.S. degree, every member of the Junior and of the Senior 
class is expected to prepare and deliver publicly an orig- 
inal oration. The Juniors deliver theirs in the early part 
of March, and the Seniors theirs during the week in which 
Thanksgiving occurs. These orations are subject to the 
following regulations : 

a. Students shall hand in their orations, carefully 
written, to the professor in charge for his criticism and 
acceptance not later than one week prior to the time ap- 
pointed for their delivery. 

b. When two-thirds of a student's courses are among 
those ranking as Junior or Senior electives, he becomes 
subject to the requirement of a Junior or Senior speech, 
as the case may be. The Senior oration is required dur- 
ing the session in which the student expects to graduate. 

c. A student who during the session has taken part 
in a public preliminary to one of the intercollegiate de- 
bates or oratorical contests, may, if he desires, be excused 
from his Junior or Senior speech for that year. 

d. Failure to write and publicly deliver at the ap- 
pointed time a Junior or Senior speech acceptable to the 

Requirements for Degrees 57 

Faculty shall bar a student from graduation, unless ex- 
cused prior to the occasion for the delivery of the speech 
by formal action of the Faculty. 

master's degree 

In the announcements of the Departments of Instruc- 
tion, many courses will be found suitable for graduate 

•Graduate students are welcome in all Junior and 
Senior electives not previously pursued and counted for a 
lower degree, and when possible special courses will be 
given them. 

The degree of Master of Arts is offered in accordance 
with the following regulations : 

1. The candidate must have a baccalaureate degree 
from this college or from one of equal requirements and 

2. The entire work must be done in residence. 

3. The course must be selected in conference with the 
instructors, and be approved by the President at the time 
of registration. 

The courses selected must be well co-ordinated, be 
drawn from at least three departments, and be equivalent 
to five electives. 

4. To receive the degree, the candidate must have 
made a grade of not less than 80 in each course. Any 
Junior and Senior electives taken while in the undergrad- 
uate work, on which a grade of 80 or more was attained 
and not counted for a lower degree, may count for the 
Master's degree. 



The term, so far as absences of all kinds are con- 
cerned, shall be understood to extend, for the fall term, 
from the opening day in September to and including- Jan- 
uary 20 ; and, for the spring term, from January 21 to the 
end of the session. Every student is expected to be pres- 
ent the morning of the opening of the session in Septem- 
ber, and to attend college chapel every morning, church 
service every Sunday morning, and all his recitations 
every day until the session closes at the end of May. 
Absences from any college duty will be entered .is unex- 
cused unless the proper officer gives permission to the stu- 
dent to be absent. The College Physician will give per- 
mission in case of sickness, and will himself make report 
to the office of the Registrar. The President or member 
of the Faculty designated to discharge the duty will give 
all other permissions for absence, and will make report 
to the Registrar's office. 

All permissions for absence must be obtained before 
the absence occurs, if at all possible; otherwise, the ab- 
sence will not be excused, and will not be excused in any 
case unless report is made by the student to the proper 
officer at the first possible moment. 

No student shall be excused by the College physician 
from College duty on account of sickness unless, in the 
opinion of the physician, the illness is of such a nature as 
to require the student to remain indoors for twenty-four 
hours. To secure the excuse the student must report to 
the College Infirmary and have the doctor called to see 
him there. 

The Faculty considers repeated unexcused absences 
from college duties as sufficient cause for requiring the 

General Regulations 59 

withdrawal of students. Parents' written requests for 
students to be allowed to leave college while class work is 
going on, or for week-ends, are honored, but the parent is 
warned that many absences of this kind seriously inter- 
fere with a student's work, to a greater extent than is 
apparent from the number of recitation hours lost. The 
parent must accept the responsibility for the absence and 
for the result. 

Students returning after Christmas will report to the 
Treasurer by 6 p. m. of the opening day. Any student 
registering later than this, no matter what the cause of 
the delay, will be charged a delayed registration fee. 

Prompt return after the Christmas holidays is quite 
essential. No student's absences at this time are excused 
unless he presents promptly the written request therefor 
of parent or guardian. Such request must state the time 
the excuse is expected to cover or it will be construed to 
cover the opening day only. 

The faculty recognizes no authority save its own to 
give permission to a student to be absent from College 
duties while the student is on the grounds of the institu- 


1. Absences from class shall be counted from the open- 
ing of the term in the case of old students ; in the case of 
new students, from the time of matriculation. 

2. When the number of unexcused absences reaches 
six, the student shall be summoned, if the Committee on 
Absences so decides, to appear before the Faculty, to show 
cause why he should not on this account be disciplined. 
The parent is notified, and if further irregularity occurs, 
the parent may be requested to withdraw the student 
from College. (See also Rules 5 and 6, under Chapel and 

60 Davidson College 


1. Students must occupy in chapel and in church their 
assigned seats, or be marked absent by the recorder. 

2. It is the duty of the recorder to mark with absolute 
accuracy absences and tardies. It is his duty simply to 
record the fact, leaving all explanations to be made by the 
student concerned to the Faculty Committee on Absences. 

3. Two tardies shall count as one absence, for dis- 
ciplinary purposes. A student is counted tardy at chapel 
when he takes his place after the first note of the piano 
is sounded and absent if he comes in later than the open- 
ing number of the exercises. He is tardy at church when 
he takes his seat after the second bell ceases to ring. 

4. When the number of unexcused absences from 
chapel reaches twelve in the case of any student, he shall 
be summoned, if the Committee on Absences so decides, 
to appear before the Faculty, to show cause why he should 
not on this account be disciplined. The parent is notified, 
and if further irregularity occurs, the parent may be re- 
quested to withdraw the student from college. 

5. Church absences are reckoned as the equivalent of 
recitation absences, and are dealt with as stated in Rule 2, 
Recitation Absences. 

6. Retiring from church shall be counted an absence, 
for disciplinary purposes. 


See below 2, 3, 4, 5, under the heading "Examina- 

tions " 


1. Every student shall take a written examination in 
each course at the end of each term. 

2. If a student is compelled to be absent from an ex- 
amination, he must obtain in advance written permission 
from the President, and must place this permission in the 
hands of the professor holding the examination. 

General Regulations 61 

3. Students who absent themselves from examination 
without previous permission or satisfactory excuse shall 
be given zero on that examination. 

4. All students are required to be present promptly at 
the hour set for an examination, and the paper of any 
student who is more than ten minutes late will not be 
graded, unless the excuse for such tardiness be satisfac- 
tory to the professor. 

5. Students may, with the permission of the professor 
in charge, withdraw from the examination-room for a 
period not to exceed ten minutes. If this length of time 
be exceeded, the professor may refuse to accept the paper. 

6. Grading shall be upon a scale of 100. The passing 
grade, which results from the combination of term stand- 
ing and examination, shall be 60 for Freshmen, 70 for all 
other undergraduates, and 80 for post-graduates. These 
grades are in general determined by combining term 
standing and examination grade in the proportion of two 
to one. In certain practical courses a greater emphasis is 
laid on the daily average. No student, however, will be 
considered as passing any subject whose examination 
grade in that subject is more than twenty points below the 
required passing mark. 

7. A student who fails to make the passing grade in a 
course, but who comes within twenty units of passing, 
shall be permitted to take one re-examination in that sub- 
ject. A student who does not attain to within twenty 
units of the passing grade, or a student who fails on a 
re-examination, shall not be credited with the course 
unless he repeats it in class the following year. If this 
should be impracticable, such a student may be permitted 
by the Faculty to review the course under a private tutor, 
the choice of tutor as well as the time devoted to such 
review being subject to the approval of the professor in 
charge of the department in which the student is deficient. 

62 Davidson College 

Under this arrangement, a student will be excused from 
attending the recitations of the course, but will be re- 
quired to take the regular class reviews and examinations. 

8. All re-examinations shall be combined with the 
daily average in the regular proportion to determine the 
final grade, provided, however, that if a student makes 
70 or over in Freshman studies, 80 or over in Sophomore, 
Junior, and Senior studies, and 85 or over in post-grad- 
uate studies, on a re-examination, he may at his option be 
marked passed and the daily average omitted. 

9. To those officially excused from an examination, 
and to those entitled to re-examination, the following op- 
portunities for examination are given : ( 1 ) On the last 
Monday of January and the first and second Mondays of 
February; (2) during the ten days beginning with Mon- 
day after commencement; (3) during the Christmas 
vacation, at the convenience of the professor; (4) on the 
first Monday in October; (5) at a regular class examina- 
tion which covers the same course ; (6) during the exami- 
nation period, after the student has completed all his regu- 
lar examinations. But no opportunities for re -examina- 
tion will be given thirteen months after the regular class 
examination in a course. 

A student desiring to stand examinations at these 
special times should arrange well ahead with both the 
Treasurer and the Professor. 

Examinations are never given at an earlier date than 
shown in the schedule of examinations except on account 
of conflicts. 

No student is permitted to postpone examinations ex- 
cept on order of the College Physician or on the written 
and positive request of the parents, who then assume all 
responsibility for the ill effects. The Faculty would 
earnestly suggest the unwisdom of such postponements. 

For all re-examinations or postponed examinations, no 

General Regulations 63 

matter what the cause, a fee of $2.00 each is charged, the 
fee to be paid in advance to the Treasurer of the college. 
All money so received shall be credited to the Societas 
Fratrum Loan Fund for needy students. 

In case a student has conflicts in the examination of 
two studies, he shall stand at the regular time the exam- 
ination of the course which belongs in the class in which 
the student is classified. In case the conflict in examina- 
tions is between two studies, neither of which is in th« 
class to which the student is classified, he shall stand with 
the higher class on the day of the examination. 

No examination shall be given to candidates for a de- 
gree later than Saturday night preceding Baccalaureate 

10. A student shall ordinarily be enrolled for not more 
than six courses, and in no case for more than seven. 
Credit for more than seven will not be given in any one 
collegiate year, unless the number in excess of seven is 
obtained by the removal of deficiencies under the Regula- 
tions for Examinations. 

11. All students taking a full course, who attain an 
average of 95 or more for an entire session, are thereby 
placed upon the Honor Roll, and their names are read out 
on Commencement Day and published in the next annual 

12. Those two members of the graduating class who 
attain the highest general average for the entire college 
course are awarded the highest distinctions, and on Com- 
mencement Day deliver the Valedictory and the Saluta- 
tory, respectively. 

13. A report of each student's grades and attendance 
is sent to parent or guardian at the end of each term, and 
a much more detailed report of scholarship, diligence, 
punctuality, conduct, etc., is sent about the middle of each 

64 Davidson College 

14. Every regular student working toward a degree 
who may have entered college with conditions, is required 
to have those conditions removed before the beginning of 
the Sophomore year. 


1. Every new student, whether admitted by examina- 
tion or certificate, is admitted upon probation, and his 
matriculation will not be regarded as final until thirty 
days after his entrance. 

2. At the end of the first scholastic month, reports will 
be made concerning the work of all students, in a Faculty 
meeting held specifically for that purpose. 

3. Students whose standing at this time is found to be 
distinctly unsatisfactory in more than half their courses 
will be placed upon probation for one month. 

4. If, at the end of this month's probation, they are 
found to be still doing unsatisfactory work in more than 
half their courses, they may be required to withdraw from 
college immediately. 

5. If a student admitted to advanced classification is 
found deficient in the course assigned, he may be required 
to take lower courses in the same department, or to make 
such arrangement of his work as shall appear best. 

6. A student who does not succeed in making the pass- 
ing grade in at least two courses shall not be permitted to 
remain in college the following term except by special 
permission of the Faculty. A student who does not make 
a passing grade in at least a majority of his courses shall 
be considered as remaining in college on probation. 

7. All elections of courses to be pursued must be made 
in consultation with and after the approval of the Faculty, 
or its representative designated as classifier for that pur- 

8. Any student desiring to change any course of study 
upon which he has already entered shall submit to the 

General Regulations 65 

Executive Committee of the Faculty a request, with the 
reasons therefor, and continue in the course till the deci- 
sion of the committee is announced to him ; except that, 
within the first ten days of each term, such change may 
be permitted by the designated registration officer. 

Any ticket, on which the student is failing, dropped 
after November 1st or April 1st in each term, shall be 
marked on the student's report for that term as a failure. 

A fee of $2.50 shall be charged for any change involv- 
ing the taking up of a new course, made at the student's 
request later than ten days after the opening of the fall 
or spring term. The fee must be paid before the change 
is permitted. All money so collected shall be credited to 
the Societas Fratrum Loan Fund for needy students. 


Students may be absent from college without permis- 
sion only when such absence does not conflict with attend- 
ance on any regular college exercise. 

Any student abusing this privilege, either by too fre- 
quent absence, by conduct discreditable to the college, or 
by Sunday travel, shall forfeit the above privilege, either 
permanently or for a limited time as the Faculty may 

All college organizations and publications are subject 
to the supervision and control of the Faculty or its repre- 
sentative committees, and no date or schedule of dates for 
contests with other organizations shall be arranged ex- 
cept with the consent of the representative committee of 
the Faculty. 

Baseball, football, and basket-ball teams are allowed 
ten days away from college (exclusive of Sundays), of 
which only six may be recitation days. The orchestra 
and glee club is considered as one organization, and al- 
lowed only six days' absence during a session. The esti- 

66 Davidson College 

mate of the number of days is regulated as follows : Leav- 
ing or arriving on trains scheduled to pass Davidson after 
11 a. m., and before 12 :40 p. m., to count as one half -day ; 
leaving after 12 :40 p. m., and arriving before 9 a. m., not 
to count as a day or a part of a day. 

No student shall represent the college on any organ- 
ization away from the college unless he is reported as 
passing from the beginning of the term on at least three 
courses, and no student will be allowed to go with more 
than one organization during a term on trips away from 
the college, unless he is making a general average of at 
least 75 in his studies. 

The managers of the teams and clubs must furnish 
every two weeks during the session to the Registrar's 
office, alphabetically arranged lists of the team or club 
members in order to have a report made on their work. 

The managers must apply for permits to the Faculty 
officer in charge of leaves of absence twenty-four hours 
before time for the team to depart. 

By special order of the Board of Trustees, no athletic 
team or other college organization, nor any part of such 
team or organization, is allowed to travel on the Sabbath, 
by train, automobile, or hack, either going or coming from 
a trip on which they represent the college in any way. 

All college organizations in their trips away from col- 
lege must go and return as a unit. Extension of leave 
and side trips will not be granted to anyone. 

Students other than members or officers of these or- 
ganizations will not be permitted to make trips with the 


1. No student will be officially enrolled in the Sopho- 
more class until he has completed half or more of the 
courses of the Freshman class. 

General Regulations 67 

2. No student will be officially enrolled in the Junior 
class unless he has completed four-fifths of the Freshman 
and two-thirds of the Sophomore class. 

3. No student will be officially enrolled in the Senior 
class unless he has completed two-thirds of the twenty- 
one courses required for graduation. 

Rooms in the dormitories will be assigned under the 
following regulations : 

1. For a student to retain his room for the next ses- 
sion, he must notify the Intendant of Dormitories in writ- 
ing on or before May 10th. 

2. The room thus signed for will be retained until 
the tenth of August, after which it will be forfeited unless 
$5.00 has been deposited with the Intendant of Dormi- 
tories on or before August 10th. This deposit must be 
made by each holder of a room, making a deposit of $10.00 
in case of a double room. 

3. After May 10th, all rooms not applied for will be 
assigned in order of application. After August 10th, 
all rooms or parts of rooms signed for, but not deposited 
for, will be assigned to others in order of application ; but 
to hold the room till the opening day the deposit must be 

4. All deposits for a room claimed and occupied on or 
before the third day of the session by the one signing for 
the room will be applied on the current rent for the room. 
After this, the deposit will be forfeited. 

5. The Intendant of Dormitories will co-operate with 
the student as far as possible to secure a congenial and 
proper room-mate, but if a part of a room is unassigned 
by May 10th, or assigned and no deposit made by August 
10th, the Intendant will be free to fill the vacancy. 

68 Davidson College 

6. Every occupant is held responsible for the proper 
care of the rooms and furniture (if furnished by the col- 
lege) , and any damage other than that arising from ordi- 
nary use will be charged to the student's account, or he 
will be barred from rooming in the college buildings. 

7. No room is rented for less than one term, and no 
exchange of room is allowed unless by permission of the 
Intendant of Dormitories. 



The campus is spacious and beautiful. It comprises 
about forty-five acres, with adjacent golf ground contain- 
ing forty acres more. On the front twenty-five acres, 
most of which is in fine lawn, there are thirteen buildings, 
connected by a system of walks, shaded by beautiful elms 
and great oaks. 

The bird's-eye view shown elsewhere gives an idea of 
the campus as it now is and as we expect to develop it in 
the future. A line drawn from Georgia Dormitory south 
through the rear wall of Chambers divides the campus 
into a front and rear section. The front portion is to be 
practically as it now is, with some changes to be made in 
walks and grounds. In the rear section the gymnasium 
is completed and in use. 

The plant completed as outlined will serve five hun- 
dred students well, and will, with necessary changes to 
present buildings and equipment, cost approximately 
$350,000.00. The additions to the Faculty necessitated 
by this growth will call for approximately as much. This 
is a total of $700,000.00. 

One hundred thousands dollars recently pledged and 
paid in provides for the Gymnasium and two additional 


For over a half-century this stately edifice has been 
the center of the college life and activity. It is South- 
ern colonial in style of architecture, and was built in 
1856 out of the funds bequeathed to the college by Max- 
well Chambers, of Salisbury, N. C. In the central part of 
this building are the large Commencement hall, a num- 
ber of commodious recitation-rooms and laboratories, and 

70 Davidson College 

the museum. In the two wings of the building are dormi- 
tory accommodations for one hundred and twenty-one stu- 


The Shearer Biblical Hall, a brick building, occupies 
the site of the old Chapel. It is the gift of ex-President 
Shearer, and is dedicated to the memory of his wife, the 
late Mrs. Lizzie Gessner Shearer. The second floor con- 
tains an auditorium, seating about five hundred, where 
morning prayers are conducted, public lectures given, and 
student mass-meetings held. On the first floor are class- 
rooms for the department of Biblical Instruction, and 
three other departments of the college. 


The new library building was erected through the gen- 
erosity of Mr. Andrew Carnegie, at a cost of twenty thou- 
sand dollars. This building contains not only ample 
space for library use but also for the administrative offices 
of the college. 

The main purpose of the library is to supplement the 
instruction of the classroom by providing illustrative ma- 
terial to be consulted or studied in addition to the subject- 
matter of the lectures. Supplementary work of this na- 
ture forms an important and necessary part of the vari- 
ous courses of study in every department of instruction. 

The library contains 26,130 bound volumes, compris- 
ing not only the most important and indispensable older 
books, but the best of the more recent books. The library 
also includes an unusually full series of the public docu- 
ments and state papers of the United States government. 
Besides these, the library contains a large number of val- 
uable pamphlets not bound. These are all in place in 
attractive steel shelves. Space and shelf -room will per- 

Equipment 71 

mit the library to grow to practically double its present 
size. There is a substantial fund set apart annually for 
the purchase of new books to meet the needs of the several 
departments of the college and of the student body as a 

The library is catalogued according to the decimal sys- 
tem. The card index, arranged by titles and authors, 
makes it possible to find immediately any work in the 
library. The students have direct access to index and to 
the stacks. This is a privilege of great educational value 
to the student. The fact that it is not abused by the stu- 
dents of Davidson is a compliment to the character of the 
student body. The value of the library is greatly en- 
hanced by the presence of a librarian of expert training 
and long experience in the work. There are a number of 
quiet rooms in the library, well furnished with tables and 
chairs, to which the student may repair for study. The 
library is open every week-day from 12 m. to 6 p. m. A 
student may retain a book two weeks, at the end of which 
period the time may be extended for another week. A 
fine of five cents a day will be charged for books kept over 
time. Not more than four volumes are loaned to one per- 
son, except at the discretion of the librarian. The loan 
of books much in demand may be restricted by the libra- 
rian to a short time. All books taken from the library 
are to be duly registered. Anyone violating this require- 
ment will be fined fifty cents. 

The reading-room, not in immediate connection with 
the other rooms of the library, is open from 9 a. m. to 8 
p. m. On its various tables are found sixty of the leading 
monthly or weekly magazines and journals — some of a 
popular character, and some technical. The newspaper 
racks contain fifteen daily papers, coming from various 
sections of the country. Other racks hold several of the 
leading religious weeklies. 

72 Davidson College 


Each of the two literary societies has its own building. 
These buildings are located symmetrically with reference 
to each other, and stand conspicuously in the foreground 
of the campus. In each building the second floor is an 
elegantly furnished hall, devoted to literary purposes ; the 
first floor contains a recitation-room and fraternity hall. 


This building was erected in 1890, in memory of the 
first president of the College. The second floor is used 
for recitation purposes, as will be the lower floor as soon 
as it is practicable to make the necessary changes. 


These two one-story brick buildings are among the 
oldest landmarks on the campus. They are prominent in 
the foreground among the oaks and elms. Each of these 
buildings now houses two of the fraternities in beautifully 
fitted rooms. 


A beautiful and well planned building (Mr. Robert F. 
Smallwood, '06, Architect) , has been erected from funds 
pledged by the Alumni. 

Outside dimensions are 90 feet 10 inches by 95 feet 
6 inches. The basement is approximately on the ground 
line, well lighted, and provides abundant room for lockers, 
dressing-rooms for athletic teams (home and visiting), 
showers, Russian bath, drying room, etc. 

The second story contains the gymnasium room 58 feet 
2 inches by 90 feet 10 inches, with a balcony, auxiliary 
gymnasium room 26 feet by 31 feet 2 inches, office, lobby, 
and two physical examination rooms. 

Equipment 73 

The third story contains the quarters of the gym- 
nasium director, club room and class room. 

A splendidly lighted swimming pool 21 feet by 60 feet, 
with balcony above, is planned, and will be built as soon 
as the funds are available. 

Five laboratories have in the course of years been 
developed in connection with the work in the several scien- 
tific departments of the college. These laboratories, care- 
fully built up under the direction of men of full university 
training, have cost many thousands of dollars. Appro- 
priations and fees render it possible to make constant addi- 
tions, and to keep them abreast of the improvements of 
the day. 


This department is equipped with a five-inch refract- 
ing telescope, made by Clark & Sons, and has the use of 
the lantern with numerous astronomical slides, the sex- 
tant, maps, charts, and all the other equipment of a mod- 
ern astronomical laboratory. 


This laboratory is fitted up for forty-eight students. 
It contains a complete outfit of tables, microscopes, dis- 
secting instruments, specimens, and models. This outfit 
is being added to yearly as the demands increase. Each 
student is furnished with a compound microscope, stains 
and reagents for mounting specimens, and abundant ma- 
terial for dissections. 


The department of Chemistry makes use of an entire 
building, the Martin Chemical Laboratory, named in 
honor of the late Col. W. J. Martin, who was professor of 
Chemistry in Davidson for a quarter of a century. It is 

74 Davidson College 

a two-story brick building- — sixty by sixty feet — with a 
basement and attic, abundantly lighted and well heated 
and ventilated. The building contains a stock room with 
abundant supplies of chemicals ; a large lecture-room with 
raised seats and all facilities for experiments by the pro- 
fessor and his assistants; room equipped with material 
for quantitative and other advanced work for twenty stu- 
dents; balance -room ; the professor's private laboratory. 
Other features are the minor laboratories for beginners, 
containing desks for thirty-six and lockers for seventy- 
two ; the qualitative laboratory, with desks for thirty-six, 
with adjoining stock and fume room. Each student has 
four feet of desk space, with private drawers and lockers 
for the safe keeping of his apparatus; is provided with 
sink, gas, water, filter pump, and has fume rooms or 
hoods in easy reach. 


The Physics department is housed on two floors of the 
main part of the Chambers Building. On the first floor, 
covering a space of thirty by seventy-five feet, is a large 
classroom with five store rooms conveniently arranged. 
On the second floor five laboratories cover a space sev- 
enty-five feet square. This gives floor space of over six 
thousand square feet, insuring ample room for the work 
of the department. The laboratory is equipped not only 
with a large quantity of apparatus for the simpler experi- 
ments in electricity, but also with many expensive instru- 
ments for work in advanced Physics. Besides numerous 
storage cells for a certain class of work, the laboratory is 
abundantly supplied night and day with current from the 
Southern Power Company. Any voltage desired, up to 
440, may be used, and this gives unusual facilities for all 
kinds of work in electricity. 

Equipment 75 


The Chambers Building accommodates one hundred 
and twenty-one students. The dormitory-rooms in this 
building are heated by open grate fires. This method of 
heating is preferred by many to the steam heat. The 
rooms are large, well lighted and well ventilated by win- 
dows reaching nearly to the ceiling, and, owing to the 
splendid construction of the building, a large number of 
the upper classmen select these rooms for this reason. 
Toilet-rooms and bathrooms have been added, and it is 
expected that such facilities will be increased in a short 
time. About forty of these rooms are furnished. 


This is a brick building three stories in height, sep- 
arated into two sections by a solid brick wall. Each sec- 
tion furnishes room for thirty students, and on every 
floor of each section there is a well ventilated bathroom 
with shower, toilet, and lavatories. Each room has two 
large windows, closet, and a special ventilating shaft. 


Through the generosity of Mr. George W. Watts, a 
handsome dormitory was erected in 1906. It contains 
twenty-four rooms, accommodating forty-eight students. 
The building is of brick and artificial stone, is heated by 
steam heat, and is well lighted and ventilated. There is 
a bathroom on each of the three floors. Each room has 
its own lavatory, with running water, two closets, two 
large windows, and its own ventilating shaft. 


This dormitory is larger than the Watts Building, but 
in all essential respects is like it in equipment and fur- 

76 Davidson College 


Through the liberality of a warm friend of Davidson, 
the college now possesses an exceptionally convenient and 
well-graded athletic field, known as the Wm. H. Sprunt 
Athletic Field, surrounded by a nine-foot fence, and ad- 
mirably located immediately in the rear of the Gym- 

A substantial donation was made to the college in 1910 
by a citizen of New York for the purpose of developing a 
dozen new tennis courts, and building an open-air gym- 
nasium. This is an especially attractive feature to those 
students who are too pressed for time to get their exer- 
cise from regular ball practice, and who wish to secure 
sufficient healthful out-of-door exercise with the minimum 
loss of time. 

Adjacent to the campus, a nine-hole golf course has 
been opened on college property. It is controlled by a 
club composed of faculty, villagers, and students. A 
moderate membership fee is charged for the maintenance 
of the course. 


The college owns and operates a complete system of 
waterworks. All dormitories, students' boarding-houses, 
laboratories, etc., together with most of the stores and 
residences of the village, are thus supplied with an abund- 
ance of water. The supply conies irom artesian tube- 
wells, and is, according to the monthly report of the State 
Bacteriologist, of exceptional purity. A new 80,000 gal- 
lon steel tank on an 80-foot tower has been erected and 
furnishes abundant storage capacity. 


Through the generosity of W. H. Sprunt, Esq., of Wil- 
mington, a complete sewerage system, with septic tank, 
has been added to the equipment of the college. 

Equipment 77 


The Southern Power Company runs a line to the Col- 
lege transformer station, where the voltage is reduced. 
All the college dormitories, residences, and public build- 
ings, the campus walks, the village streets, and many- 
stores and residences, are lighted by this system. It also 
furnishes power to the college pumping station and to 
the laboratories. 


A central heating plant supplies the Rumple, Watts, 
and Georgia Dormitories, the Library, and Shearer Hall, 
with steam heat. The system is to be extended in the 
near future to the other campus buildings. 


Through the thoughtful generosity of Dr. J. P. Mun- 
roe, for many years the College Physician, and of Dr. 
J. B. Shearer, the venerable ex-President of the college, 
the arrangements for the care of students who may be ill 
are unusually complete and satisfactory. The College 
Infirmary is located within a hundred feet of the edge 
of the campus, yet is quiet and secluded. It is fitted with 
electric lights, call bells, hot and cold baths, etc. A 
trained nurse of long and successful experience has 
charge of every patient. 


The college also owns twelve professors' houses, which 
are conveniently located in the neighborhood of the cam- 



There are two literary societies — the Philanthropic 
and the Eumenean — conducted by the students, each in 
its own hall. Many of the students belong to these 
societies, the membership of the two being practi- 
cally equal, and the quality of work similar. Both are 
well conducted, and afford opportunities for training in 
debate, declamation, composition, public speaking, and 
parliamentary usage. They both award annual prizes 
for excellence in literary and rhetorical exercises. 

The training given by these societies is a most valu- 
able part of college education, and every student is urged 
by the authorities of the college to become a member of 
one of them, and take an active part in its exercises. 


The center of the religious life of the college is the 
Young Men's Christian Association. This is one of the 
strongest and most vigorous college associations in the 
country. All of the students are members, or associate 
members, of it, its various departments are fully organ- 
ized, and its representatives attend the various local, 
State, and national conventions. It conducts a weekly 
religious service, which all members of the college are in- 
vited to attend. Other features of the work of the Asso- 
ciation are its weekly Bible and mission study classes, the 
monthly meetings of candidates for the ministry, the 
meetings of the members of the volunteer mission band, 
and the mission Sunday-school work, in which members 
of the Association engage in the neighborhood of the col- 
lege. At the opening of the college session in September, 
the Association has committees to meet new students upon 
their arrival, and render them all possible assistance in 

Societies 79 

getting located. The first Monday night the Association 
gives a formal reception in honor of the new students, to 
which all students, professors, village people, and visitors 
are invited. The Association also publishes annually a 
handbook of information about the college that is invalu- 
able to all students, new and old. 


The General Athletic Association directs the athletic 
affairs of the college, under the supervision of the Faculty 

Each student pays to the college a gymnasium and ath- 
letic fee of ten dollars, which gives him full athletic priv- 
ileges. He can offer for any team, or engage in any form 
of athletic exercise, under the supervision of the college 
athletic director, he desires or the College Physician finds 
him fitted for. 

The high standing that Davidson has taken in inter- 
collegiate athletics in the last few years has been due to 
the increased interest of the students in the General Ath- 
letic Association. 

An Alumni Athletic Association has been formed as a 
branch of the General Alumni Association, with the fol- 
lowing officers for 1918-19: President, H. W. McKay, 
M.D., Charlotte, N. C. ; Vice-President, L. J. Beall, M.D., 
Asheville, N. C. ; Secretary and Treasurer, W. McK. Fet- 
zer, Davidson, N. C. 

It is hoped that each alumnus will join the alumni 
department of the Association, and thus help the further 
development of the college along athletic lines. 

All money from receipts from games and from dues 
is placed on deposit, and can be checked against only by 
the Association treasurer, upon presentation of proper 
vouchers. The books of the treasurer are audited regu- 
larly by the Faculty committee. Subscriptions to the 

80 Davidson College 

Athletic Association may be mailed to the treasurer of the 
Alumni Athletic Association, or to Dr. J. M. Douglas, the 
chairman of the Faculty Committee. 

Each athletic team is allowed a limited number of days 
away from college, for the games with other colleges, and 
each team is accompanied by a Faculty representative. 


1. No one shall represent Davidson College in any ath- 
fcitic contest except under the following conditions : 

a. He must satisfy the Faculty Committee on Athletics 
that he is a bona fide student of the college, and that he 
is taking at least twelve hours per week on class of regular 
college courses, and that he is maintaining the standard 
of scholarship hereinafter described. 

b. He shall not play on any athletic team if he has 
been a member of that team during the preceding season, 
and was not in residence at least one term during that 
college year. 

c. No student shall play on the football team of any 
year unless he has begun his college work not later than 
October 5th ; or on the baseball team unless he has begun 
his college work not later than January 20th. 

d. No coach or instructor in athletics, or anyone who 
receives compensation for his athletic services, shall be 
eligible to play on any college team. 

e. No student shall play more than four years on any 
college team. 

f. No member of any athletic team of Davidson Col- 
lege shall be the recipient of any compensation whatever 
— money, board, and tuition included — for his participa- 
tion in athletics. 

g. No student shall represent the college on any ath- 
letic team away from the college, unless he is reported as 
passing on at least three courses. 

Societies 81 

h. No student shall be allowed to represent Davidson 
College in an intercollegiate athletic contest until he has 
signed the eligibility rules of Davidson College, and signi- 
fied his willingness to subscribe to the same in both letter 
and spirit. 

i. If a student has been a member of an athletic team 
of another college, he must attend Davidson College for 
five months before he is eligible to represent Davidson in 
intercollegiate athletic contests. This rule applies to the 
major sports of football and baseball. 

j. No student shall play on the baseball team of 
Davidson College in intercollegiate contests who has pre- 
viously been a member of any baseball team playing under 
the protection of the National Association of Baseball. 

2. No manager or captain of a student athletic organ- 
ization shall introduce a player into any athletic contest 
who is not a bona fide student of the college, and so certi- 
fied by the Faculty Committee on Athletics, or shall vio- 
late the intercollegiate rules of intercollegiate contests by 
playing a "ringer," or by other dishonorable practice. 

3. The expenditures of the Athletic Association shall 
be under the control of the Faculty Committee on Ath- 
letics, and all accounts shall be audited and approved by 
this committee at the close of each season. 


A day in April, generally the second Saturday, is set 
apart to be spent in contests for suitable prizes, under the 
control and direction of the Athletic Association and the 
general supervision of the Faculty. There is no admis- 
sion fee, and the public is cordially invited to witness the 
contests. Three trophy cups are contended for in the 
interclass athletic games. The football trophy is a large 
silver cup, given to the class that wins the largest number 
of class football games in the spring contests. A hand- 

82 Davidson College 

some loving cup, given by the class of 1909, is awarded to 
the class winning the highest percentage of baseball 
games in the class contest. A beautiful silver cup, to be 
contested for by the class track teams, has been presented 
by our loyal alumnus, Lunsford Richardson, Jr. (Class of 
1914) , Greensboro, N. C. Each of these cups is held by 
the winning class for one year, and if won three years in 
succession becomes the property of the class. 


This organization consists of students who have some 
talent as regards voice or the use of a musical instrument. 
It is open to all who may be capable of developing into 
efficient members. The organization has the usual offi- 
cers of an orchestra and glee club. Its members practice 
regularly, and have a piano and a large hall at their dis- 
posal. They furnish music at public college functions, 
and give public performances, especially during vacations, 
in the leading towns and cities of the Carolinas and ad- 
joining States. 


The fraternities are not permitted to pledge or initiate 
members of the Freshman class, nor members of other 
classes unless they have been students of the college for 
at least one term. Certain rules and regulations govern- 
ing this and other phases of fraternity life, are furnished 
the chapters in writing for their guidance. 



In 1893, Rev. J. M. P. Otts, D.D., LL.D., donated a 
fund to Davidson College, the proceeds of which should 
be used from time to time in securing and publishing 
courses of lectures at Davidson College in defense of 
Christianity against current heresies, especially such as 
may seem directed against the foundations of the Chris- 
tian faith. 

The first course of lectures was delivered by the 
founder himself, and published by Revell & Co., under the 
title Unsettled Questions. The second was delivered by 
Rev. Robt. L. Dabney, D.D., LL.D., the year before his 
death, and published under the title, The Atonement. The 
third was delivered during the session of 1904-05, by Rev. 
J. B. Shearer, D.D., LL.D., and published under the title, 
Modern Mysticism; or the Covenants of the Spirit. It 
may be procured from the publishers, The Presbyterian 
Committee of Publication, Richmond, Va., or direct from 
the author. The fourth series will be delivered by Rev. 
Walter W. Moore, D.D., LL.D., President Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary, Richmond, Va. 


Through the session occasional public lectures will be 
given by members of the Faculty or by visitors invited by 
the Faculty. The series is under the supervision of the 
Faculty Committee on Public Lectures. 

Lectures of especial interest to young men beginning 
their college course will be given semi-monthly through 
a part of the year by members of the Faculty, visitors, 
and selected members of the upper classes. 

84 Davidson College 

These lectures will deal with problems of student life 
in such a way as to be helpful to the young men, and will 
treat of such matters as campus life, college honor, study, 
hygiene, etc. 

Attendance on these lectures is required of all Fresh- 


The college issues several times a year a Bulletin, con- 
taining a list of students and officers, sketches of alumni, 
changes in the curriculum or administration of the col- 
lege, campus items of interest, social and athletic events, 
and general information concerning the college and its 
work. A copy will be sent free of charge to all alumni 
and friends of the college who desire it. 


The student body chooses a board of editors and man- 
agers which publishes The Davidson College Magazine, 
containing material representative of the literary endeav- 
ors of the students. This publication is issued four times 
during the college session. 

The student body selects the editorial board and busi- 
ness managers of a weekly paper, The Davidsonian, con- 
taining college news, accounts of games, notices of alumni, 
and discussions of college affairs. 

The Senior class publishes annually Quips and Cranks, 
containing information about the classes, fraternities, 
athletics, musical and literary organizations, and various 
other matters of interest in connection with college life. 


Both the Philanthropic and Eumenean Societies 
award annual prizes for excellence in rhetorical exer- 
cises as follows : 

Debaters' Medals for Juniors and Seniors. 

Debaters' Medals for Freshmen and Sophomores. 

Essayists' Medals . 

Declaimers' Medals. 

An orator's Medal is given jointly by the Societies to 
the winner in the Junior Oratorical Contest, held on Tues- 
day evening of the Commencement Week. 

A Fiction Medal is given by the two literary societies 
jointly, to the student writing the best piece of fiction for 
the Davidson College Magazine. 


The family of the late Rev. William Banks, long a 
Trustee and President of the Board, has established in his 
memory a fund which provides a medal to be given each 
year to that member of the graduating class who has com- 
pleted the entire Biblical course with the highest distinc- 


A medal is annually awarded in the name of the 
Alumni Association to that member of the Freshman 
Class who has been classified through the year in one of 
the degree courses and has made the highest average of 
the class. 


On Commencement Day, four members of the grad- 
uating class selected on the basis of their previous success 
in oratory, compete for a handsome gold medal known as 
the Faculty Orator's Medal. 

86 Davidson College 


Awarded to the literary society winning in an inter- 
society debate. 


Mr. W. H. Belk, of Charlotte, N. C, has given the col- 
lege a handsome trophy cup, to be awarded each year to 
that fraternity whose class average for the entire under- 
graduate membership of the chapter is the highest for 
the year. The successful fraternity retains the cup until 
won in a succeeding year by another, and the first frater- 
nity winning it ten years (not necessarily in succession) , 
retains the cup permanently. 

The cup has been awarded to the winning Fraternities 
as follows: 1911-12, Kappa Sigma; 1912-13, Kappa Sig- 
ma ; 1913-14, Kappa Alpha ; 1914-15, Beta Theta Pi ; 1915- 
16, Beta Theta Pi; 1916-17, Beta Theta Pi; 1917-18, 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 



(Alumni Cup) 
Presented for one year to the class winning in the 
Class football series. 


(Given by Class 1909) 
Presented for one year to the class winning the Class 
baseball series. 


(Given by L. Richardson, Jr.) 
Presented for one year to the class winning the great- 
est number of points on Field Day. 


The expenses of life at any college are divided into two 
classes: First, college fees, which can be accurately 
summed up; and, second, living expenses, which vary so 
widely with the individual tastes and habits of the stu- 
dent that they can only be estimated. 


Georgia Rumple Chambers Chambers 

and Corner Fur- Unfur- 

Watts Room Rumple nished nished 

Tuition $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 

Room Rent and Light .. 27.50 26.50 25.00 17.00 14.50 

Incidental 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 

Medical 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 

Library 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 

Gym. and Athletics 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 

Damage Deposit 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 

Campus Tax 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 

Fuel 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.25 6.25 

Total $80.00 $79.00 $77.50 $75.75 $73.25 

For each laboratory taken add fees payable at regis- 
tration in the fall as follows : 

Freshman Laboratories and Applied Mathematics 1, 
each $3.00 per session. 

Sophomore Laboratories, each $5.00 per session. 

Junior and Senior Laboratories, each $5.00 per term. 

The damage deposit is returned at Commencement, 
less the actual amount of damages to rooms, furniture, 

Should the damage account against any student reach 
$2.00 at any time during the year he must deposit an addi- 
tional $2.00 with the Treasurer as soon as notified of the 

The "Campus Tax" pays for entrance to athletic con- 
tests on the college grounds, subscription to The David- 

88 Davidson College 

sonian, The Davidson College Magazine, and Quips and 
Cranks, and the Y. M. C. A. fee. The finances of all these 
student, activities are managed under the oversight and 
control of the Auditing Committee of the student body, 
two members of which are members of the Faculty. 

Where necessary or desirable furnished rooms in the 
village may be secured through the Treasurer's office. 


Georgia Rumple Chambers Chambers 

and Corner Fur- Unfur- 

WattB Room Rumple nished nished 

Tuition $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 

Room Rent and Light... 27.50 26.50 25.00 17.00 14.50 

Incidental 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 

Medical 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 

Library 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 

Gym. and Athletics 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 

Commencement 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 

Campus Tax 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 

Full 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.25 6.25 

Total $79.00 $78.00 $76.50 $74.75 $72.25 

For each Junior or Senior Laboratory taken add fee 
of $5.00. 

A diploma fee of $5.00 is charged each candidate for 

All students, except residents, are required to occupy 
rooms on the campus, unless exceptional conditions cause 
the authorities to give a student permission to room else- 

All college fees are payable one-half at the opening of 
the fall term ; the remainder, at the opening of the spring 

Should these dates prove inconvenient, parents or 
prospective students should correspond with the Presi- 
dent or Treasurer with reference to special arrangements. 

Expenses 89 

Each room with two students is allowed, in the above 
charges, two lights of 40 watts each. Additional lights 
or increased wattage will be charged for at retail rates. 

By order of the Board of Trustees students must have 
paid all the college fees of one term or made satisfactory 
arrangements therefor with the Treasurer before they are 
allowed to register for the following term. 

Registration in the college is a contract for the fees 
of the term. Partial rebate may be allowed for with- 
drawal from college before the middle of the term for 
cause over which the student or parent has no control, 
such as protracted sickness, but in order to secure such 
rebate arrangement must be made with the President 
before the student withdraws. 

No student shall receive a certificate of honorable dis- 
missal from college nor shall he be recommended for a 
degree until : 

1. All college charges of every sort have been paid, or 
arrangement satisfactory to the Treasurer has been made. 
In the case of Seniors, such arrangement must have been 
made three months prior to the Commencement at which 
he graduates. 

2. He has returned in good order or replaced every 
book he has borrowed from the college library, and has 
paid all fines charged to him. 


Table board at Davidson costs from $16.00 to $20.00 
per calendar month; laundry about $2.00 per month of 
four weeks; room attendance about 50 cents per month 
for each student. The cost of text-books, like that of 
room furniture, varies widely, though it usually ranges 
from $16.00 to $20.00 a year. The fees of the various 
college organizations vaiy from $5.00 initiation fee and 
$4.00 annual fee of the literary societies to the much 

90 Davidson College 

higher expenses of the fraternities. There are no fees 
for the use of baths. 

Outside of the college fees, many students bring their 
yearly expenses down to $150.00. Others less severely 
economical keep their expenses within $200.00, while no 
one need spend more than $250.00. This is, of course, ex- 
clusive of clothing, railroad fare, and pocket money. 

No one need feel that lack of spending money will 
debar him from the social or athletic life of the campus, 
or deprive him of influence or popularity. Life at David- 
son is essentially democratic, and probably a majority of 
the leaders among the students are partially working 
their own way through college, or are the sons of parents 
who can with difficulty meet their college expenses. 


The public mess hall, or commons, where scores or 
hundreds of young men take their meals together, with no 
lady at the table, and with a salaried manager in charge 
who has no pecuniary interest in making the fare or serv- 
ice attractive, has never found favor with Davidson 
authorities, and will never be adopted except as a last 

The Davidson boarding-houses which take table- 
boarders are all private homes. Rowdyism and dis- 
courtesy are unknown, and the atmosphere of these 
boarding-places is distinctly that of the home. 



Nearly one-half the students matriculating at David- 
son assist in meeting the expenses of their college course, 
a large percentage maintaining themselves entirely. 
Among these are found many of the ablest, most popular, 
and most influential students at Davidson in every class. 
Many work during the vacations as teachers, clerks in 
summer-resort hotels, or as agents and canvassers, some 
making enough during the summer to meet all college ex- 
penses for the year. Others during the term act as jani- 
tors for the Y. M. C. A. and the literary societies, as man- 
agers, or waiters on the tables of the boarding-houses, and 
as tutors or laboratory assistants, or help support them- 
selves by hair-cutting, wood-sawing, copying, typewrit- 
ing, stenography, office work, etc. The most fruitful field 
for self-help, however, is in acting as agents for houses 
supplying clothing, shoes, hats, fountain pens, furniture, 
and everything else needed by their fellow-students, or for 
steam laundries, laundry-clubs, boarding-clubs, etc. Stu- 
dents desiring positions should file their names with the 
Committee on Student Self-Help. 

Success in most of these occupations depends on nat- 
ural talent, faithfulness, and efficiency, but also on per- 
sonal influence and acquaintanceship. Hence they are 
hardly available to a new student during his first term, 
but afterwards become more and more fruitful as a 
source of revenue and a means of self-help. 


Davidson offers free tuition to the sons of ministers 
of all denominations, and to candidates for the Gospel 
ministry of all denominations, if they have been formally 
received as candidates by their church authorities. 

92 Davidson College 


The college has the following- loan funds from which 
loans can be made to students who need rather slight 
assistance to complete their college course. Such loans 
are meant to meet only the demands of real necessity. 
The need of the student and his scholastic standing will 
both be taken into consideration in each case. The stu- 
dent must present his application, together with a state- 
ment from parent or guardian as to his needs, to the fac- 
ulty. He must have been in college a sufficient length of 
time for the faculty to judge as to his success in college 
work and his attention to duty. 

The Societas Fratrum Loan Fund aids needy and de- 
serving students by loans of money, to be repaid out of 
their earnings after leaving college. No interest is 
charged on loans from this fund during the time the stu- 
dent is in college here, and only four per cent, after leav- 
ing, provided the loan is repaid within five years from 
leaving college; otherwise, the legal rate of six per cent, 

The James Sprunt Ministerial Loan Fund has been 
founded by Mr. James Sprunt, a philanthropic friend of 
Christian education, to assist in the same way needy can- 
didates for the ministry. No interest is charged on loans 
from this fund while the student is in college here and for 
four years thereafter; otherwise, a charge of four per 
cent, per annum is made. The student is expected to re- 
pay his loan from his first earnings. 

The J. W. Woodside Loan Fund, of one thousand dol- 
lars, was established in 1910 by Mr. J. D. Woodside, of 
Greenville, S. C, and most of this amount has been paid 
in. This fund is available for worthy and needy students 
who can give valid security. The notes begin to bear 
interest when the student leaves college, at the rate of 
four per cent, per annum, provided the loan is repaid 

Self-Help Assistance Scholarships 93 

within five years from leaving- college; otherwise, the 
legal rate of six per cent, obtains. The beneficiary must 
obligate himself to settle the notes out of his first earnings 
after leaving college. The beneficiaries shall advise Mr. 
Woodside in writing of the settlement of their notes given 
to the college. 

The Maxwell Memorial Loan Fund Association was 
organized on the Davidson campus, June 3, 1913, at a 
reunion of the families of the three daughters of the late 
James McKnight Hunter. The Maxwell-Wolfe-McClin- 
tock families, being represented by forty-nine members 
present, decided to establish a loan fund for the purpose 
of assisting, by means of loans from the fund, needy stu- 
dents of Davidson College. The fund was named The 
Maxwell Loan Fund, in honor of the late P. P. Maxwell, 
Sr., and is to be provided by annual subscriptions. The 
administration of the fund was placed in the hands of 
three trustees elected by the Association. The fund has 
so far provided from seventy-five to one hundred dollars a 
year, which is loaned on the same terms as the Societas 
Fratrum Loan Fund. 

The W. H. Sprunt Loan Fund, to assist worthy and 
needy students, has been established through the thought- 
ful generosity of Mr. W. H. Sprunt, of Wilmington, N. C. 
This fund is loaned on the same terms as the Societas 
Fratrum Loan Fund. 


Twenty-four Scholarships have been founded by be- 
nevolent persons and organizations for the assistance of 
needy and worthy young men working their way to a 
higher education. These scholarships pay to the stu- 
dent, in college fees, the amount of the income from the 
endowment of the scholarship, calculated at the legal rate 
of interest. Practically all of these scholarships are 
awarded to Freshmen. Assistance is generally given to 

94 Davidson College 

men in the upper classes by means of loans from the loan 

On account of the great number of worthy applicants, 
it has become quite common to divide a scholarship among 
several applicants. 

No scholarship is awarded for longer than one year at 
a time, and it may be withdrawn at any time for miscon- 
duct or inattention to duty. 

The Maxwell Chambers Scholarship — Endowment, 
$1,000 ; established by the Presbyterian Church of Salis- 

The William Murdoch Scholarship — Endowment, 
$1,000 ; established by the Presbyterian Church of Salis- 

The J. J. Summerell Scholarship — Endowment, $500 ; 
established by the Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. 

The J. J. Bruner Scholarship — Endowment, $500 ; es- 
tablished by the Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. 

The D. A. Davis Scholarship — Endowment, $1,500 
established by the Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. 

The George Bower Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000 
established by Mrs. A. C. Davis, of Salisbury, N. C. 

The Kate Williams Scholarship — Endowment, $1,500 
established by G. W. Williams, Esq., of Wilmington, N. C. 

The Carr Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000; estab- 
lished by J. S. Carr, Esq., of Durham, N. C. 

The Thomas Brown Scholarship — Endowment, 
$1,000 ; established by Brown & Brother, Winston-Salem, 
N. C. 

The Wiley Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000; estab- 
lished by S. IL Wiley, Esq., of Salisbury. 

The Wilson and Barringer Scholarship — Endowment, 
$500; established by Gen. R. Barringer and George E. 
Wilson, Esq., of Charlotte, N. C. For use of candidate 
for the ministry. 

Self-Help Assistance Scholarships 95 

The Oates Scholarship — Endowment, $500; estab- 
lished by R. M. Oates, the Oates Brothers, Charlotte, N. C. 
For use of candidates for the ministry. 

The Willie J. Brown Scholarship— Endowment, $500 ; 
established by Col. John L. Brown, of Charlotte, N. C. 

The P. T. Penick Scholarship— Endowment, $500; 
established by the Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, N. C. 

The A. K. Pool Scholarship — Endowment, $500; es- 
tablished by the class of '93, in memory of their beloved 
classmate, Rev. A. K. Pool. 

The R. W. Allison Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000 ; 
established by Mrs. J. M. Odell (nee Miss Addie Allison) , 
of Concord, N. C, in memory of her father. 

The Annie Phifer Allison Scholarship — Endowment, 
$500 ; established by Mrs. J. M. Odell, in memory of her 

The Frances Taylor Scholarships — Five of an endow- 
ment, $1,000 each ; established by a legacy bequeathed to 
the college by Miss Frances Taylor of Newbern, N. C. 

The Worth Scholarship— Endowment of $1,000; es- 
tablished by Mrs. D. G. Worth, B. G. Worth, and C. W. 
Worth, of Wilmington, N. C. 

The M. H. McBryde Scholarship — Endowment of 
$1,000 ; established in 1916 by Capt. M. H. McBryde, of 
Laurinburg, N. C. 

The Isaac Harris Scholarship — Endowment of $1,000 ; 
established in 1918 by the First Presbyterian Church, 
Mooresville, N. C. 


Davidson College esteems it a high privilege to train, 
free of charge, the future religious leaders of the church. 
Her friends, however, are beginning to realize that the 
greatness of her service in this work for the church en- 
tails a financial burden to which her resources are hardly 
equal. A movement, therefore, has been inaugurated 

96 Davidson College 

looking to the endowment of a number of scholarships of 
$1,000 each, whose income shall counterbalance the loss 
of these tuition fees. As the actual cost of the tuition of 
each student is twice the sixty-dollar tuition fee, the donor 
who establishes such a scholarship shares with the college 
for all time the high privilege of training for enlarged 
usefulness and consecrated leadership the future minis- 
ters of the church. The following have already been es- 
tablished, and pay to the college every year the tuition of 
one candidate for the ministry. 

The J. M. Knox Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— 
endowed in 1909, by J. M. Knox, of the First Presbyterian 
Church, of Salisbury, N. C. 

The Thomas Payne Bagley Memorial Ministerial 
Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by Mr. and Mrs. 
Thos. F. Bagley, of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 
Wilmington, N. C. 

The Daniel and Margaret McBryde Memorial Minis- 
terial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by their 
sons, J. A. and M. H. McBryde, of Laurel Hill Presby- 
terian Church, Laurinburg, N. C. 

The W. J. Roddey Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— 
endowed in 1910 by W. J. Roddey, of Rock Hill, S. C. 

The T. J. Brown and J. M. Rogers Ministerial Scholar- 
ship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by Messrs. Brown and 
Rogers, of the First Presbyterian Church, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

The Mary Jane McNair Memorial Ministerial Schol- 
arship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by John F. McNair, of 
the First Presbyterian Church, Laurinburg, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by Mrs. N. T. Murphy, of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Salisbury, N. C. 

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One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by J. Bailey Owen, of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Henderson, N. C. 

The Blue Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed 
in 1910 by the Misses Flora, Sarah, and Margaret Blue, of 
the Presbyterian Church of Laurinburg, N. C. 

The Alexander McArthur Memorial Ministerial 
Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by his family, 
Fayetteville, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Turner, of the First Presby- 
terian Church, Augusta, Ga. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by J. E. Sherrill, of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Mooresville, N. C. 

The T. W. Swan Memorial Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1910 by Mrs. Susan A. Swan, of the 
First Presbyterian Church, of Goldsboro, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by John J. Eagan, of Atlanta, Ga. 

The David Fairley Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by Messrs. Blue and McLaughlin, of Raeford, N. C. 

The Joseph Bingham Mack Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000— endowed in 1910, by his son, William Mack ('83) , 
of New York, N. Y. 

The Rufus D. Brown Memorial Ministerial Scholar- 
ship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by his son, George T. 
Brown, of the First Presbyterian Church, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

The Frontis H. Johnston Memorial Ministerial Schol- 
arship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by the First Presby- 
terian Church, Winston-Salem. 

The John W. McLaughlin Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1910 by the Presbyterian Church of 
Raeford, N. C. 

98 Davidson College 

The E. B. Simpson Memorial Ministerial Scholarship 
of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by the Session of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Statesville, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by the Board of Deacons of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Statesville, N. C. 

The Neill McKay Memorial Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1910 by his family and relatives, Lil- 
lington, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by John McSween, Timmonsville, S. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by C. E. Graham, Greenville, S. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by the Presbyterian Church of Maxton, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by the First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by John Whitehead ('75), Salisbury, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by the Tenth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

The Brookshire Memorial Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1910 by Mrs. Brookshire and Mrs. 
Lula B. Wynne, of the First Presbyterian Church, Ra- 
leigh, N. C. 

The Chas. H. Belvin Memorial Ministerial Scholarship 
of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by his daughter, Mrs. John 
W. Harden, of the First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, 
N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by the Ashpole and Rowland Presbyterian Churches, 
Rowland, N. C. 

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The Julia M. Holt Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— 
endowed in 1910 by W. E. Holt, of Memphis, Tenn., in 
memory of his mother. 

The Elliott M. Braxton, Jr., Memorial Ministerial 
Scholarship — endowed in 1910 by F. L. Fuller of New 
York and named in memory of his nephew, Lieutenant 
Braxton, who was killed October, 1918, in the Argonne 
Forest fight while gallantly leading his men. 

The W. H. Belk Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— 
endowed in 1910 by W. H. Belk, of Charlotte N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by R. P. Richardson, of Reidsville, N. C. 

The W. F. Carter Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— 
endowed in 1910 by W. F. Carter, of Mount Airy, N. C. 

The W. T. Brown Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— 
endowed in 1910 by W. T. Brown, of Winston-Salem, N. C. 

The W. J. Martin Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— 
endowed in 1910 by Gen. Julian S. Carr, of Durham, 
N. C, in memory of his comrade in arms, Col. W. J. Mar- 

The W. B. and J. P. Taylor Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000— endowed in 1912 by the Taylor Brothers, of Win- 
ston-Salem, N. C. 

The John S. Carson Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 
— endowed in 1912 by Mrs. John S. Carson, of Charlotte, 
N. C. 

The Sarah and Evelyn Bailey Ministerial Scholarship 
of $1,000— endowed in 1916 by Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Bailey, 
of Mocksville, N. C, in memory of her children. 

The R. A. Dunn Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— 
endowed in 1916 by R. A. Dunn, Charlotte, N. C. 

The James McDowell Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed 
in 1916 by his children, Mrs. C. M. Richards, Davidson, 
N. C, Dr. J. D. McDowell, York, S. C, and Mrs. E. M. 
Seabrook, Edisto Island, S. C. 

100 Davidson College 

The A. M. Kistler Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— 
endowed in 1916 by A. M. Kistler, of Morgantown, N. C. 

The A. J. Crowell Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — 
endowed in 1916 by Dr. A. J. Crowell, of Charlotte, N. C. 

The Charles W. Johnston Ministerial Scholarship by 
Mr. Charles W. Johnston, of Charlotte, N. C, in 1917. 

The A. J. Yorke Ministerial Scholarship by Mr. A. J. 
Yorke, of Concord, N. C, in 1917. 

A Ministerial Scholarship by "A Friend," Columbia, 
S. C, in 1917. 

The MCCallum Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— 
endowed in 1917 by Mr. and Mrs. D. A. McCallum, of 
Hamer, S. C, in memory of their two children, John Rich- 
ards and Douglas Archibald. 

The Cassandra J. Vaughn Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000— endowed in 1918 by R. G. Vaughn of Greens- 
boro, N. C, in memory of his mother. 



Davidson College is located in Mecklenburg County, 
North Carolina, on the Southern Railway, midway be- 
tween the towns of Charlotte and Statesville, and twenty- 
two miles from each. The railroad from Roanoke, Va., 
and Winston-Salem, N. C, to Charlotte, also passes David- 
son. A thriving village of more than a thousand inhabi- 
tants, called Davidson, has grown up with the college 
since its founding in 1836-37. 

The college is in the famous Piedmont section of the 
Carolinas, noted for its beauty and healthfulness. 


The college is easy of access, having six regular pas- 
senger trains a day, each carrying mail, and making close 
connections at Charlotte, Mooresville, Statesville, and 
Barber Junction for all points north, south, east, or west. 
It has also local and long distance telephones, express and 
telegraph facilities, etc. 


The location insures health, being on the line of the 
highest ground between the Yadkin and the Catawba, 
nine hundred feet above sea level. It is sufficiently re- 
mote from larger cities or towns to escape their tempta- 
tions and excitements. By a law of the State, no intoxi- 
cating liquors can be sold within a radius of three miles, 
while as a matter of fact there are no open saloons within 
the State. Few places are so free from temptations to 
vice and extravagance. 

102 Davidson College 


The village Presbyterian church, with large and at- 
tractive auditorium and Sunday-school room, occupies the 
southwest corner of the college grounds. Here students, 
Faculty, and townspeople meet for worship. Students 
are required to be present at the Sunday morning services. 


Few villages of the same size furnish equal social ad- 
vantages. The Faculty and the villagers alike do all in 
their power to give the students a home-life. 


It is not too much to say that the student body at 
Davidson is unique among institutions of learning. It is 
the enthusiastic testimony of practically all students com- 
ing to Davidson from other institutions that the moral 
atmosphere is strikingly different from anything they had 
known before. The habits and traditions of the college 
are all in favor of purity, sobriety, and gentlemanly con- 
duct. The students are a picked body of men, represent- 
ing the finest home training of the South. Probably two- 
thirds of them are the sons of church officers, represent- 
ing every State in the South. On the average, more than 
nine out of ten are themselves professing Christians, and 
one in every five has chosen the ministry of the Gospel as 
his life's work. It is not too much to say, then, that the 
Davidson student body fairly represents the flower of 
Southern culture and home training. To spend the four 
formative years of college life among such associates, to 
select one's lifelong circle of college friends from such 
companions, is an inestimable privilege. Those can best 
appreciate it who know from long college experience the 
irresistible molding force of campus sentiment and tradi- 

General Information 103 

tion on the immature, plastic, hero-worshipping 1 boy, ex- 
posed for the first time to its contagious fascination. 

Let it be distinctly understood that no claim is made 
that there are no bad boys at Davidson. The authorities 
sorrowfully admit that it seems impossible to gather to- 
gether three hundred and fifty young men, all of whom 
shall be pure-minded, upright, and honorable. Even at 
Davidson, a young man, if he will, can find undesirable 
associates. Yet this class is small, uninfluential, and op- 
posed to campus habits and ideals. Its members are rig- 
orously eliminated by the Faculty as soon as their true 
character is discovered. 


The honor system began at Davidson in the early his- 
tory of the college. The students themselves are its 
sternest guardians and executors. It is in these latter 
times enforced through the Student Council. 

Every student in college is under the pledge of student 
action to report to the Council every instance of conduct 
on the part of a student unbecoming to a gentleman and 
a student of Davidson College. Section 3, of Laws Gov- 
erning the Student Body, reads in part as follows : "Any 
violation of the honor system shall be reported to the 
Council for action, and each member of the student body 
is on his honor to help enforce the rules and regulations 
of the honor system, as hereinafter set forth : 

"First, to report cheating on any pledge work. 

"Second, to report all damage to college property 
(whether done by himself or known to be done and unre- 
ported by others) . 

"Third, to report hazing; that is, any unreasonable or 
unfair advantage taken of a Freshman by reason of his 
class rank, thereby making him do or suffer something 

104 Davidson College 

against his will or against his pleasure. Freshmen in 
turn are warned not to overstep the bounds of tradition." 
The students themselves thus enforce respect on the 
part of all for college property and for the comfort, 
health, and reputation of the student body. The Student 
Council, while without legal authority, is the representa- 
tive of the whole student body in its dealings with indi- 
viduals, and it freely exercises this social authority in 
dealing with refractory cases and enforcing the honor 
system, all of its decisions, of course, being subject to the 
ultimate authority of the Faculty, as a court of final 


All new students are required to undergo a thorough 
physical examination by the College Physician, immedi- 
ately after entrance. Any student may be- required to 
undergo additional physical examinations according to 
the judgment of the College Physician, and any student 
may secure other physical examinations on conference 
with the College Physician. The Physician will give such 
advice regarding exercise, athletic games, personal habits, 
etc., based on his examination, as he deems proper. 

A medical fee is collected from all students, and en- 
titles each one to free treatment for all ordinary cases of 
sickness or accident. The student must purchase all 
medicines, and in case of injury or accident all bandages 
or appliances other than those of an inexpensive nature. 
Consultation with, or treatment by, other physicians than 
the College Physician and extra nursing is at the expense 
of the student. 

If the College Physician so directs, the student must 
go to the infirmary for treatment, and remain until per- 
mitted by him to leave. The college furnishes room, furni- 

General Information 105 

ture, fuel, and services of a trained nurse. For board 
during his stay, the student must pay $1.25 per day. 

"Sick Call" is at 9 a. m. daily. All students needing 
the attention of the College Physician will report at the 
College Infirmary at that hour. If medical attention is 
needed at other times the student will report to the nurse 
at the Infirmary, who will call the physician if needed. 
Students will not call at the physician's private office un- 
less a special appointment has been made. 

The student is advised to consult the College Physician 
freely on all matters pertaining to his health ; reports of 
sickness as excuse for inattention to duty will not be ac- 
cepted unless certified to in the reports of the College 


The famous macadam roads of Mecklenburg County 
extend from Davidson in three directions — east, south, 
and west, and Iredell County has built a fine highway 
extending twenty miles to the north. These furnish 
fine tracks for running, walking, bicycling, etc., even in 
midwinter. Thus no student can be debarred, on account 
of roads or weather, from taking his regular outdoor 


In the absence of a book store in the town, the Busi- 
ness Manager of the college acts as book agent for the 
students, and supplies the classes at publishers' price. 
The profits go to the Societas Fratrum Loan Fund for 
needy students. 



The General Alumni Association meets in annual ses- 
sion during Commencement. All former students of the 
college are members of the Association. The Trustees of 
the college have given the Association the privilege of 
electing six trustees of the College Board. The officers of 
the Association are: 

President, R. M. Miller, Jr., Charlotte, N. C. 

Vice-President, B. R. Lacy, Jr., Millbrook, N. C. 

Secretary and Treasurer, F. L. Jackson, Davidson, 
N. C. 

Executive Committee, President and Secretary ex 
officio, J. P. Matheson, M.D., Oren Moore, M.D., Rev. W. 
E. Furr, and McAlister Carson, all of Charlotte, N. C. 


The Alumni Athletic Association was formed as a 
branch of the General Association, to encourage athletics 
at the college and assist in financing the sports. The 
officers are: 

President, H. W. McKay, M.D., Charlotte, N. C. 

Vice-President, L. G. Beall, M.D., Asheville, N. C. 

Secretary and Treasurer, W. McK. Fetzer, Davidson, 
N. C. 

The Executive Committee is composed of the officers 
and two others to be selected by the officers. 


It is greatly to be desired that Local Alumni Associa- 
tions be formed wherever the Alumni are gathered in 
sufficient numbers to maintain an active organization. 
Within a short period, three have been formed, and at 

Alumni Association 107 

least two others are in process of formation. The Gen- 
eral Association, through its officers, is also preparing to 
push the establishment of these local branches. 


President, W. G. Perry. 
Vice-President, Rev. Wm. E. Hill. 
Secretary and Treasurer, H. N. Askew. 
Executive Committee, W. G. Perry, W. M. Dunn, O. J. 
Huie, H. L. Parry. 


President, A. L. Mills.* 
First Vice-President, J. K. Spratt. 
Second Vice-President, W. R. Cely. 
Third Vice-President, W. J. Martin. 
Treasurer, Rev. E. P. Davis, D.D. 
Secretary, C. F. Mayes. 


It is a lamentable fact that many students learn to 
pass entrance examinations in Latin, Greek, and English, 
who can neither spell correctly nor punctuate properly, 
and whose written work is not only crude and inelegant, 
but full of glaring mistakes in grammatical construction. 
Such a student is not "prepared for college," and the high 
school offering him for matriculation brings discredit 
upon its training. 

In Mathematics, many students never learn to attack 
and solve problems alone, or to do any reasoning of their 
own. Even the solutions of illustrative problems are 
memorized, and "originals" in Arithmetic, Algebra, or 
Geometry are insurmountable obstacles till the teacher 
has solved each one, and the student committed each 
process to memory. However flattering the high-school 
grades of such a pupil may be, he is unprepared for col- 
lege, and will probably be amazed and overwhelmed by 
the work required of him in Mathematics. 

In Latin and Greek, the most common and disastrous 
deficiency is ignorance of the declensions, conjugations, 
etc. — the "forms" of the language. Although a pupil not 
familiar with the forms may have read hundreds of pages 
of Csesar, Cicero, and Virgil, he is not "prepared" to enter 
and successfully pursue the Freshman course in Latin. 
The same may be said, mutatis mutandis, of preparation 
in Greek. 

The principals of our high schools are assured that 
Davidson College is heartily in accord with them in their 
efforts to retain their pupils till they are thoroughly pre- 
pared for college work. The crowding of our universities 
and colleges with raw, immature, unprepared boys may fill 
out a catalogue, and give an appearance of prosperity, but 

A Word With High School Teachers 109 

it is not conducive to the best interest of either student or 

This custom cripples the high schools, and lowers the 
dignity and scholarship of our universities and colleges. 
Still more disastrous is its effect on the untrained and im- 
mature boys thus thrown too early into the freedom and 
temptations of college life. Even if their morals remain 
unharmed, they are generally so discouraged by the im- 
possibility of mastering their studies that, after a short 
and partial course, marked by hopeless struggle and 
inevitable failure, their college education is abandoned 
in disgust. On the other hand, the attempt on the part 
of the high schools to retain their pupils till they are 
deemed ready for the Sophomore class is not at all advis- 
able, and should not be proposed to the boys or their 


Garth, Cornelius Voorhees, Hickory, N. C. 


Bachman, Josph Sidney Bristol, Tenn. 

Bellingrath, George Council Decatur, Ga. 

Clark, James Woodrow Charleston, S. C. 

Cousar, Robert Wilbur Bishopville, S. C, 

Cumming, William Cooper Wilmington, N. C. 

Currie, Lauchlin McLaurin DeFuniak Springs, Fla. 

Elliott, Harry Bartley Davidson, N. C. 

Fairly, Angus Clifton Laurinburg, N. C. 

Fountain, William Maynard Greenwood, Miss 

Fowle, James Luther Washington, N. C. 

Frierson, William Crosland Heardmont, Ga. 

Grey, Hugh Morton Davidson, N. C. 

Humphrey, William Guy Greenwood, Miss. 

Lilly, Henry Tracy Winston- Salem, N. C. 

McCloy, Shelby Thomas Monticello, Ark. 

McKeithen, James Edward Aberdeen, N. C. 

Morton, Tazewell Norvell Oxford, N. C. 

Orgain, Deane Mortimer Danville, Va. 

Overton, William Swepston, Jr Salisbury, N. C. 

Richardson, Robert Payne, Jr Reidsville, N. C. 

Stone, Robert Hamlin Stoneville, N. C. 

Thames, John Allan Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Thomas, Lavens Mathewson Chattanooga, Tenn. 

^Williamson, Orin Conway Charlotte, N. C. 

Woods, James Baker, Jr. Tsing Kiang Pu, China 

Woods, John Russell Tsing Kiang Pu, China 


Aiken, Hugh Kerr, Jr Laurens, S. C. 

Angle, Charles William Greensboro, N. C. 

Brown, George William Anderson, S. C. 

Daffin, John Baker Marianna, Fla. 

Davis, Samuel Moseley.. Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Dishongh, Howard Allen Monticello, Ark. 

Finley, Allen Gordon North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Hengeveld, Fred Waycross, Ga. 

*Hodgin, Charles McLean Red Springs, N. C. 

Kennedy, Marion Stoddert, Jr Pulaski, Tenn. 

King, George Millard Bristol, Tenn. 

McDonald, Graham Hope Mills, N. C. 

*Mebane, William Nelson Dublin, Va. 

^Enlisted in Service. Courses not quite completed; degrees 
conferred honoris causa. 

Degrees Conferred 111 

Misenheimer, Thomas Melchor Charlotte, N. C. 

Saunders, Alexander Pierce Fredericksburg, Va. 

Shaw, John Alexander Fayetteville, N. C. 

Thies, Oscar Julius, Jr Charlotte, N. C. 


James Woodrow Clark, Valedictorian Charleston, S. C. 

John Russell Woods, Salutatorian Tsing Kiang Pu, China 

Oscar Julius Thies, Jr. Charlotte, N. C. 



Rev. James Henry Henderlite Gastonia, N. C. 

Rev. Charles Franklin Myers Greensboro, N. C. 


Hon. Edwin Yates Webb Shelby, N. C. 


Prof. Eugene Clyde Brooks Durham, N. C. 

Mr. Howard Alexander Banks Philadelphia, Penn. 


Declaimers' Medals 
Philanthropic Eumenean 

Dwight Moody Chalmers William Bartlett Sullivan 

Charlotte, N. C. Concord, Ga. 

Debaters' Medals 
freshman and sophomore 

Philanthropic Eumenean 

Dwight Moody Chalmers William Love 

Charlotte, N. C. Columbus, Miss. 


Philanthropic Eumenean 

William Murphy Currie Lavens Mathewson Thomas 

Carthage, N. C. Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Essayists' Medals 
Philanthropic Eumenean 

Oliver Philip Hart William Love 

Mooresville, N. C. Columbus, Miss. 

Fiction Medal 
Clewell Howell Wilmington, N. C. 

Junior Orator's Medal 
Albert Sherman Potts Little Rock, Ark. 

Senior Orator's Medal 
James Luther Fowle Washington, N. C. 

112 Davidson College 

Banks' Biblical Medal 

Shelby Thomas McCloy Monticello, Ark. 

Alumni Association Medal 
Jacob Erisman Cassell Christiansburg, Va. 

Alumni Debating Cup 
philanthropic society 



John Russell Woods (Eu.) Tsing Kiang Pu, China 

James Luther Fowle (Phi.) Washington, N. C. 

John Allen Thames (Phi.) Winston-Salem, N. C. 


George Council Bellingrath (Eu.) Atlanta, Ga. 

Robert Wilbur Cousar (Eu.) Bishopville, S. C. 


(Attaining an Average of 95 and Over in All Departments.) 


James Woodrow Clark Charleston, S. C. 

John Russell Woods Tsing Kiang Pu, China 

Shelby Thomas McCloy Monticello, Ark. 

Oscar Julius Thies, Jr Charlotte, N. C. 

Lavens Mathewson Thomas Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Lauchlin McLaurin Currie DeFuniak Springs, Fla. 

William Cooper Cumming ....Wilmington, N. C. 


Emery Flinn Atlanta, Ga. 

William Thomas Dunlap, Jr Charlotte, N. C. 

Neal Yates Pharr Charlotte, N. C. 

Robert Brooks Peters Tarboro, N. C. 

Edward Owings Guerrant Lilly Winston-Salem, N. C. 


Jacob Erisman Cassell Christiansburg, Va. 

William Patterson Cumming Toyohashi, Japan 

Cecil Kenneth Brown Cleveland, N. C. 


William Love Columbus, Miss. 

Quincy Newton Honeycutt Stanfield, N. C. 


Deane Mortimer Orgain ...Senior Class 

Earl Alexander Turner Junior Class 

Lawrence Gibson Calhoun Sophomore Class 

Roy Rochester Craig Sophomore Class 

Augustus Lyndon Foscue Sophomore Class 

James Richmond Boulware, Jr Freshman Class 

Craig Dysart Ewing Freshman Class 

Alexander McFarlan Mitchell Freshman Class 



Games Cancelled. 


Senior Class (1918) 


Senior Class (1918) 



Humphrey, William Guy M. k. Greenwood, Miss. 

McCloy, Shelby Thomas M. A. Monticello, Ark. 

Craig, Augustus Rochester M.A. Pendleton, S. C. 



Class of 1919 

Alexander, Clayton Brown A. B. 1 Matthews, N. C. 

Alexander, Thomas Robert A. B. 2 Matthews, N. C. 

Boswell, John Reid B. S Penfield, Ga. 

Clarke, Rufus Rivers A. B. 2 Estill, S. C. 

Cullum, Welcome Hastings B. S Aiken, S. C. 

Cunningham, Robt. Brown, Jr B. S Decatur, Ga. 

Currie, William Murphy A.B.I Carthage, N. C. 

Davenport, Harvey Wesley B. S Mt. Holly, N. C. 

Dendy, Henry Benson A.B.I Hartwell, Ga. 

Dunlap, William Thomas, Jr A. B. 1 Charlotte, N. C. 

Flinn, Emery A.B.I Atlanta, Ga. 

Garth, Robert Campbell A.B.I Hickory, N. C. 

Gilbert, Samuel Millard B. S Greensboro, Ga. 

Hall, Robert Davidson B. S Belmont, N. C. 

Hall, William Alfred, Jr A. B. 1 ..Richmond, Va. 

Hart, Oliver Philip .A. B. 1 Mooresville, N. C. 

Howell, Clewell B. S Wilmington, N. C. 

Inman, Audrey McGowan B. S York, S. C. 

Lilly, Edward Owings Guerrant A. B. 1 Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Love, James Jay B. S Quincy, Fla. 

McAskill, Leon Clark B. S Jackson Springs, N. C. 

McKeithen, Leighton Black A. B. 1 Cameron, N. C. 

Miller, Joseph Henry, Jr B. S Rock Hill, S. C. 

Patterson, John Howell A. B. 2 Muscogee, Fla. 

Peters, Robert Brooks, Jr B. S Tarboro, N. C. 

Pharr, Neal Yates A. B. 1 Charlotte, N. C. 

Robscn, Charles Baskerville A. B. 1 Davidson, N. C. 

Robson, George McCrea A. B. 1 Davidson, N. C. 

Scott, Gordon Parham A B. 1 Brookneal, Va. 

Stone, Thomas Clarence B. S. Stoneville, N. C. 

Turner, Earle Alexander A. B. 1 Winnsboro, S. C. 

Watt, John Dillard B.S Reidsville, N. C. 

Class of 1920 

Askew, Samuel Horton A. B. 2 Atlanta, Ga. 

Black, Robert Lawson B. S Davidson, N. C. 

Boney, Elwood Rantz A. B. 1 Kinston, N. C. 

Booker, Edward Nelson A. B. 2 Clayton, N. C. 

Catalogue of Students 115 

Brady, Samuel Robert B. S Davidson, N. C. 

Brown, Harry Bernal B. S Little Rock, Ark. 

Caldwell, John Brown A. B. 2 Mt. Ulla, N. C. 

Calhoun, Lawrence Gibson A. B. 1 Laurinburg, N. C. 

Chalmers, Dwight Moody A. B. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Craig, Roy Rochester A. B. 1 Pendleton, S. C. 

Foscue, Augustus Lyndon A. B. 2 Maysville, N. C. 

Hall, Walter Moore B. S Belmont, N.C. 

Hall, William Frank, Jr B. S Statesville, N. C. 

Hamilton, Hugh Cunningham.. ..A. B. 1 High Point, N. C. 

Harrell, Wade Hillman A.B.I..... Doerun, Ga. 

Harris, Walter Page B. S Henderson, N. C. 

Jamison, John McKee A. B. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Kornegay, Robert, Jr B. S Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Liston, Robert Todd Lapsley A. B. 1 Jacksonville, Ala. 

McAlister, Lacy Little B. S Greensboro, N. C. 

McArn, Archibald Douglas A. B. 1 Laurinburg, N. C. 

McConnell, Harvey Russell B. S Chester, S. C. 

McGirt, Charles Augustus A. B. 2 Poulan, Ga. 

McMaster, John Creighton B. S. .. Winnsboro, S. C. 

Richards, John Gardiner B. S Liberty Hill, S. C. 

Roberts, David Worth A.B.I Wilmington, N. C. 

Sample, Gilbert Douglas A. B. 1 Mebane, N. C. 

Shields, Benjamin Ernest A. B. 2 Hapeville, Ga 

Smith, Hugh A.B.I Ararat, Va. 

Spence, Thomas Hugh, Jr A. B. 1 Harrisburg, N. C. 

Sullivan, William Bartlett A. B. 1 Concord, Ga. 

Sutton, George Parham B. S Parham, 

Taylor, Jacquelin Plummer B. S Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Wiley, John Davidson B. S Sparta, Ga. 

Wilson, Alexander Love, Jr A. B. 2 Quincy, Fla. 

Witherspoon, James Whitted B. S Greensboro, N. C. 


Class of 1921 

Alexander, Earle Moore A. B. 2 West, Miss. 

Baba, Norman Pera B. S. Urumiah, Persia 

Beall, George Hugh, Jr A. B. 2 Durham, N. C. 

Boulware, James Richmond, Jr.. .A. B. 1 Lakeland, Fla. 

Brice, Samuel Douglass A. B. 2 Marion Junction, Ala. 

Brown, Cecil Kenneth A. B. 2 Cleveland, N. C. 

Brown, Ernest Hyde B. S Cleveland, N. C. 

Brown, James Steven, Jr B. S. Hendersonville, N. C. 

Burgess, John Robert B. S Columbub, N. C. 

Cameron, Marcellus Smith B. S Raeford, N. C. 

Cassell, Jacob Erisman A. B. 2 Christiansburg, Va. 

Cumming, William Patterson A.B.I Toyohashi, Japan 

Currie, Armand London A. B. 2 Fayetteville, N. C. 

Currie, Daniel Johnson, Jr A. 3. 1 DeFuniak Springs, Fla. 

Deaver, Robert Richard, Jr A. B. 2 Brevard, N. C. 

Douglas, David Pitts B. S Anniston, Ala. 

Dunlap, John McNeely B. S Charlotte, N. C. 

116 Davidson College 

Finley, Arthur Cameron B. S North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Fischel, Louis William B. S Chester, S. C. 

Forgey, David Shields B. S Morristown, Tenn. 

Fricker, Arthur Franklin A. B. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Gaston, John Moore, Jr B. S Lowell, N. C. 

Harwell, Samuel Knox, Jr B. S Nashville, Tenn. 

Heizer, Marshall Brownlee A. B. 2 Greenville, Va. 

Hill, Hadley Alexander A. 3. 2 Red Springs, N, C. 

Johnson, Vilas A. B. 2 Clayton, N. C. 

Kiser, Ralph Fincher B. S Charlotte, N. C. 

Long, Chalmers Garold A. B. 1 Matthews, N. 0. 

Long, James Withers B. S Uniontown, Ala. 

McCaskill, Joseph Clyde A. B. 1 Camden, S. C. 

McCorkle, Walter White B. S Uniontown, Ala. 

McKeldin, James Richardson B. S Athens, Tenn. 

McPheeters, Robert Allen A. B. 2 Hampden- Sidney, Va. 

Manning, Frederic Easley B. S Davidson, N. C. 

Miller, Frank Ernest B. S Cross Hill, S. C. 

Morrison, Clarence Nicholson.... A .B. 1 Statesville, N. C. 

Nesbitt, William Preston, Jr B. S Piedmont, S. C. 

Ormond, Alexander Pierce A. B. 1 Davidson, N. C. 

Poteat, John Alexander A. B. 2 Marion, N. C. 

Rogers, Robert Lee A. B. 2 Walhalla, S. C. 

Sample, John Harris B. S Hendersonville, N. C. 

Sanders, John Edwin A. B. 2 Bedford, Va. 

Schenck, Lewis Bevens A. B. 2 Greensboro, N. C. 

Story, Joseph Reynolds A. B. 2 Marion, N. C. 

Thompson, Frederick Noll B. S Charlotte, N. C. 

Tremain, Martel Arthur A. B. 1 Wilmington, N. C. 

Vance, Charles Robertson B. S Nashville, Tenn. 

Walker, Joseph Rogers A. B. 1 Morristown, Tenn. 

Walton, John Marshall A. B. 2 Dublin, Ga. 

Wilkes, Roy McD , B. S Adel, Ga. 


Class of 1922 

Aiken, Robert Chalmers B. S. Laurens, S. C. 

Alexander, James Moffatt B. S Statesville, N. C. 

Anderson, James Maurice B. S Statesville, N. C. 

Atkinson, Guy Newton A. B Hartwell, Ga. 

Bailey, John Crooks, Jr. A. B. Liberty, S. C. 

Banner, John Paul B. S Marion, N. C. 

Beall, Chandler Baker B. S Mayesville, S. C. 

Bitzer, Rolston A. B Valdosta, Ga. 

Booth, Willis Roberts A. B Birmingham, Ala. 

Boyd, Benjamin Hartwell, Jr A. B. Hartford, Ala. 

Breitenhirt, B. Blake Staunton.. A. B Charleston, West Va. 

Brice, Robert Marion B. S Marion Junction, Ala. 

Brown, Frank Lee B. S Charlotte, N. C. 

Campbell, Arthur Archibald B. S Raeford, N. C. 

Carmichael, George Marion B. S Morristown, Tenn. 

Cashion, Elwell Grundy A. B Davidson, N. C. 

Catalogue of Students 117 

Cashion, Shelby Walker B. S Cornelius, N. C. 

Cellar, Albert Eugene B. S Jacksonville, Fla. 

Choate, John Grier A. B Huntersville, N. C. 

Clark, Joseph Fitzhugh A. B Clarkton, N. C. 

Clyburn, Thomas Benjamin, Jr...B. S Kershaw, S. C. 

Cornelson, George Henry, Jr A. B. New Orleans, La. 

Craig, Samuel Berineau B. S Greenwood, S. C. 

Cunningham, Charles Edward.. ..B. S Decatur, Ga. 

Curry, John Shaw B.S - Quincy, Fla. 

Davis, Alonzo James B. S Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Denny, Edwin Harden B. S Greensboro, N. C. 

Dew, John Hugh B. S Alachua, Fla. 

Dew, Marcus Cecil B. S. Raeford, N. C. 

Doggett, Marshall W., Jr. A.B. Crawfordsville, Ga. 

Doubles, Malcolm Ray B. S Richmond, Va. 

Drake, Aubrey Eames B. S Minden, La. 

Dugger, Oscar Milton A.B Andalusia, Ala. 

Dunlap, William Ben A.B Rock Hill, S. C. 

Famum, William Stiles B. S Charlotte, N. C. 

Fraleigh, Albert E., Jr. B. S Madison, Fla. 

Freeman, Thomas Archie B. S Charlotte, N. C. 

Gaston, David McCallum B. S Aberdeen, N. C. 

Gilmer, James Melville B. S Marion Junction, Ala. 

Grille, David Kemper B. S Madison, Ala. 

Groves, John Woodson A.B Kosciusko, Miss. 

Hamer, Brown McCallum B. S Hamer, S. C. 

Hanrahan, Byron Snyder A.B. Kinston, N. C. 

Hayes, Bennett Allan B. S Marietta, N. C. 

Holmes, Robert Waide B. S Lexington, N. C. 

Hammett, Lawrence Orr B. B. Anderson, S. C. 

Horton, Leighton Thornwell A. B Lancaster, N. C. 

Howie, Samuel Erie A. S Charlotte, N. C. 

Howland, Gilbert Monroe B. S Charlotte, S. C. 

Hughes, Charles Eldridge B. S Laurens, S. C. 

Humphries, James T., Jr A. B Moravian Falls, N. C. 

Hyland, Jere Chamberlain B. S Yokena, Miss. 

Isenberg, Ray Cloflin B. S Morristown, Tenn. 

Jamison, Robert Paul B. S Charlotte, N. C. 

Johnson, James Marshall, Jr B. S Valdosta, Ga. 

Johnson, John Samuel, Jr B.S Rex, N. C. 

Keith, John McKeithen A.B Vass, N. C. 

Knight, Robert Jackson, Jr A. B Safety Harbor, Fla. 

LaFar, David Robertson, Jr B. S Gastonia, N. C. 

Lowrance, David Wilson, Jr A. B Mooresville, N. C. 

Lowry, Thomas McCall, Jr A.B Memphis, Tenn. 

McAlpine, Paul Hamilton A. B Clarkesville, Ga. 

McCain, Walkup Kennard A.B Waxhaw, N. C. 

McCrary, John Alexander B. S Lexington, N. C. 

McEachern, Jess Cottingham B.S Hamer, S. C. 

McEwen, Arthur Johnson B. S... Matthews, N. C. 

McFadden, Joseph Means A.B Chester, S. C. 

McGeachy, Daniel Patrick, Jr A.B Decatur, Ga. 

McGill, Myron Wallace B.S Chattanooga, Tenn. 

118 Davidson College 

McGukin, Emmett Burns A. B Hartwell, Ga. 

Mcllwaine, Robert Randolph A. B Kochi, Japan 

McKeithen, Julian Harold A. B Aberdeen, N. C. 

McKeldin, William Gordon B. S Athens, Tenn. 

McLaughlin, J. Calvin Brown A. B Raphine, Va. 

McLeod, Frank Daniel B. S Red Springs, N. C. 

McLeod, Robert Lee, Jr A. B Maxton, N. C. 

Martin, Tom Finley A. B Middlebrook, Va. 

Massey, Olin Eugene B. S Waxhaw, N. C. 

Montgomery, L. F., Jr A. B Bishopville, S. C. 

Moore, Charles Carroll, Jr. A. B Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Moore, William Curtis B. S Statesville, N. C. 

Moore, Wilson Wallace A. B Bluefield, W. Va. 

Murphey, Smith A. B Sumner, Miss. 

Neel, George Neely _..B. S Charlotte, N. C. 

Neisler, Joseph Andrew B. S King's Mountain, N. C. 

Nisbet, James Leland A. B Raeford, N. C. 

Orders, Theodore B. S Charlotte, N. C. 

Ormond, Alfred Curtis A. B. .* Davidson, N. C. 

Parks, John Lindsey A. B Barium Springs, N. C. 

Patterson, Thomas Henry A. B Bedford, Va. 

Phillips, James William A. B Lewisburg, W. Va. 

Poole, Henry Rufus B. S Mocksville, N. C. 

Poole, Robert Howard B. S Mocksville, N. C. 

Price, John Kauffman B. S Alexandria, La. 

Price, Julian Pleasants A. B. Nanking, China 

Ramseur, William Lee B. S King's Mountain, N. C. 

Rankin, Robert Reynold B. S Blackshear, Ga. 

Ratchford, William Sawtelle A. B Forest Depot, Va. 

Reid, Thompson B. S Tahlequah, Okla. 

Reid, William K., Jr B. S . Charlotte, N. C. 

Richards, James McDowell A. B.. Davidson, N. C. 

Robinson, Charles Wilson, Jr... ..A. B Charlotte, N. C. 

Robinson, John Preston B. S Charlotte, N. C. 

Sanders, Charles B A.B Orange, Texas 

Sanderson, Samuel Logan A. B..._ Richmond, Ky. 

Scott, Warren Mimms A. B Savannah, Ga. 

Shaw, Gilbert Avery B. S Fayetteville, N. C. 

Shaw, Roderick K., Jr A. B Quincy, Fla. 

Sloan, John Gaither B. S Aberdeen, N. C. 

Spraggins, Joel Hannah A.B Arkadelphia, Ark. 

Sprunt, James, Jr A. B. Charleston, S. C. 

Stephenson, Robert John, Jr. B. S Knoxville, Tenn. 

Story, Samuel Davies B. S Marion, N. C. 

Summers, Augustus Cleveland— .B. S Marion Junction, Ala. 

Tarleton, Henry Harold B. S Matthews, N. C. 

Ttague, Calvin Fuller B. S Laurens, S. C. 

Toms, Marion Frederick B. S Asheville, N. C. 

Tufts, Edgar Hall B. S . Banner Elk, N. C. 

Warnock, Kenneth Runkle B. S Jacksonville, Fla. 

White, Houston A.B Atlanta, Ga. 

Wilkinson, Louis Lee B. S Greenville, S. C. 

Catalogue op Students 119 

Williamson, Horace Colon B. S Florence, S. C. 

Wool, James Craig A. B Derita, N. C. 

Wooten, Leland Adams B. S Statesville, N. C. 

Wright, Forrest Jarrell B. S Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Wyman, Hugh Evelyn B. S Estill, S. C. 


Allison, Robert Turner, Jr. 3 York, S. C. 

Apperson, George Patterson 1 Biloxi, Miss. 

Barnette, John Graham 2 Davidson, N. C. 

Belk, Thomas Heath 3 Fort Mill, S. C. 

Bernau, Rudolf Carl, Jr 2 Greensboro, N. C. 

Black, George William 2... Mt. Holly, N. C. 

Boaz, Thomas Abram, Jr 2 Stoneville, N. C. 

Brown, Robert Edward Lee, Jr 1 Chadbourn, N. C. 

Burgess, Samuel Adamson 2 Kingstree, S. C. 

Cathey, Carl Hamer 3 Davidson, N. C. 

Clark, Byron Oldham 2 Salisbury, N. C. 

Epps, David Samuel 3 Kingstree, S. C. 

Foster, James Kennedy 2 Barium Springs, N. C. 

Gaither, William Cowles 2 Newton, N. C. 

Gilchrist, Cecil Waltham 1 Charlotte, N. C. 

Grantham, Vardell Gaines 1 Fairmont, N. C. 

Hall, Charles Leonard, Jr 2 Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Harrington, George Roosevelt 2 Monroe, La. 

Jones, Guy Osmond 2 Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Key, Frank Sims 3 Chester, S. C. 

Kirby, Guy Smith, Jr 2 Marion, N. C. 

Long, Carl Herman 2 Winston-Salem, N. C. 

McCaskill, Charles Moore 2 Bainbridge, Ga. 

McCloy, Joseph Dixon, Jr 1 Monticello, Ark. 

McLees, John Logan 3 Orangeburg, S. C. 

McQueen, James Edmund 3 Dunbar, S. C. 

Mackey, LeConte 2 Lancaster, S. C. 

Mackey, John Thomas, Jr 1 Camden, S. C. 

Marvin, George Glover 1 Jacksonville, Fla. 

Mason, Alfred Douglas, Jr 2 Memphis, Tenn. 

Massey, Henry Heath 2. Waxhaw, N. C. 

Matthews, Carl Jackson 3 Wilmington, N. C. 

Miley, George Edward 2 Davidson, N. C. 

Miley, William Henry, Jr 2 Davidson, N. C. 

Miller, John S 1 Pineville, N. C. 

Mitchell, Alexander McFarlan 2 Thomasville, Ga. 

Murphey, Shannon Wiley 3.. Salisbury, N. C. 

Murrey, Harry Pollard, Jr 2 Nashville, Tenn. 

Nash, Edwin Alphon 1 Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Robinson, Allie Green 3 Thomasville, Ga. 

Rogers, Alban Eavenson 1 Asheville, N. C. 

Ratchford, Edward Erwin 3 Carlisle, S. C. 

Shaw, William Flyn 1 Bishopville, S. C. 

Sherrill, Herbert Rankin 2 Sherrill's Ford, S. C. 

120 Davidson College 

Smith, Fred Watson 1 Davidson, N. C. 

Snoddy, William Moss 1 Red Springs, N. C. 

Spann, Henry McFaddin 3 Sumter, S. C. 

Spencer, Donnom Witherspoon 1 York, S. C. 

Stogner, Daniel Coppedge 3 Roberdel, S. C. 

Thomas, Franklin Anderson 3 Charlotte, N. C. 

Thompson, Clive Allen 1 Charlote, N. C. 

Wilson, Charles Hooper 4 Sumter, S. C. 

Wilson, Thomas Henry 2 Gastonia, N. C. 


Graduate Students 3 

Seniors 32 

Juniors 36 

Sophomores 50 

Freshmen 126 

Eclectics 54 

Total 301 

Total S. A. T. C. (Co. D not counted) 223 

Grand Total 524 

Counted twice 145 

Net Total 379 

M. A 3 

A. B 119 

B. S 125 


Alabama 12 

Arkansas 3 

Florida 13 

Georgia 27 

Kentucky 1 

Louisiana 4 

Mississippi 7 

North Carolina 149 

Oklahoma 1 

South Carolina 48 

Tennessee 16 

Texas 1 

Virginia 11 

West Virginia 3 

China 2 

Japan 2 

Persia 1 


At the request of the United States Government, Davidson Col- 
lege established the "S. A. T. C." for the period of the war, the 
principal object being to give from three to nine months' preliminary- 
mental and physical training to men who registered September 12th, 
1918, and were of sufficient educational advancement to enter a 
standard college to prepare them for further training in Centra^ 
Officers' Training Camps. Those found satisfactory were to be 
commissioned as officers; the others were to be distributed among 
the armed forces according to their fitness. 

On the first of October, at noon, the "S. A. T. C." was gathered 
around the flag pole and in the presence of a considerable group 
of visitors and town folk an appropriate ceremony of inauguration 
of the Corps was held. Lieutenant Dennard, Commanding Officer, 
was in charge, and at his request Rev. C. M. Richards, D.D., pastor 
of the local church, made the prayer of invocation. Lieutenant 
Dennard called to mind that one hundred and fifty thousand stu- 
dents in over five hundred institutions were engaged at the same 
time in this same ceremony. Lieutenants Candler, Dwyer, and 
Doverspike read messages from President Wilson, Secretary of 
War Baker, Colonel R. I. Rees, and others. The flag was raised 
while all stood at attention and the oath of allegiance to the flag 
was taken by the "S. A. T. C." members. President Martin of the 
College made the address of the occasion, after which a photograph 
of the Corps was taken. 

From this time on until final demobilization of the unit on Decem- 
ber 10th, 1918, earnest effort was put forth by officers and teachers 
to get the best possible results. The work of the term was greatly 
hampered by the state of unpreparedness on the part of the Col- 
lege as well as the Government. The determination of the Govern- 
ment to institute the S. A. T C. was announced just prior to the 
College opening, and a vast amount of readjustment had to be gone 
through with. Just as order was beginning to appear an epidemic 
of influenza swept through the Corps, necessitating a complete 
cessation for three weeks of all college classes. Over two hundred 
cases developed, about two-thirds of the sick being members of the 
Corps, and the rest regular college students. Only one death re- 
sulted, a regular college man, member of the Sophomore class, 
Daniel J. Currie, Jr., of Tallahassee, Florida. Work was resumed, 
but in about three weeks came the signing of the armistice and the 

122 Davidson College 

virtual cessation of the war. On December 10th the men were 
paid off and the unit demobilized. 

The educational work of the term, judged by College standards, 
was of little worth, but something of good to all was got out of 
the experiences of the fall. 

The College decided to institute the Reserved Officers' Training 
Corps with the opening of the Spring term. 

The War Work Council of the Y. M. C. A. established a "Y" 
hut for the Corps in the new Gymnasium. Under the splendid 
leadership of two exceptionally fine secretaries the service was a 
great convenience and comfort to the students. Rev. James N. 
Moore was at its head for most of the fall term, when Rev. Robert 
W. Miles, Jr., succeeded him and to the delight of all concerned has 
been continued until the close of the College session. 


First Lieutenant Reuben G. Dennard, U. S. A. 
Commanding Officer 

Second Lieutenant A. B. McCormick, U. S. A. 

Second Lieutenant J. A. Sullivan, U. S. A. 
Instructor in Small Arms 

Henry McF. Spann 


(Men twenty years of age and above) 

Captain of the Company, Second Lieutenant P. G. Dwyer, U. S. A. 

First Sergeant, A. J. Robbins, Jr. 
Sergeants, A. L. Wilson, Jr., T. H. Wilson, W. I. Johnston, 

W. McK. Fetzer 

Corporals, W. Blue, J. E. McQueen, S. W. Murphy, L. Mackey, 

T. H. Pritchard, G. M. Carmichael, A. M. Inman 

Barnhardt, James Monroe Harrisburg, N. C. 

Black, George William Mt. Holly, N. C. 

Blue, Waylon I Carthage, N. C. 

Booker, Edward Nelson Clayton, N. C. 

Boswell, John Reid Penfield, Ga. 

Bradshaw, Ned Archibald Salisbury, N. C. 

Britt, Henry Mayo Kinston, N. C. 

Brooks, Richard Henry Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 

Brown, Frank Lee Charlotte, N. C. 

Brown, Otis Mack Winston-Salem, S. C. 

Caldwell, John Brown Mt. Ulna, N. C. 

The Students' Army Training Corps 123 

Carmichael, George Marion Morristown, Tenn. 

Cathey, Carl Hamer Davidson, N. C. 

Clark, Joseph Fitzhugh Clarkton, N. C. 

Clyburn, Thomas Benjamin, Jr Kershaw, S. C. 

Cochrane, Fred A Newell, N. C. 

Corbett, George Greenville, S. C. 

Corlett, Harry Churchill Southport, N. C. 

Craig, Augustus Rochester Pendleton, S. C. 

Davenport, Harvey Wesley Mt. Holly, N. C. 

Dew, John Hugh Alachua, Fla. 

Dunlap, William Thomas Charlotte, N. C. 

Epps, David Samuel Kingstree, S. C. 

Fetzer, Samuel Joseph Albemarle, N. C. 

Fetzer, Willy McKinnon Davidson, N. C. 

Finley, Allen Gordon North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Forgey, David Shields Morristown, Tenn. 

Hall, William Alfred, Jr Richmond, Va. 

Handley, Charles Overton Lewisburg, W. Va. 

Hashagen, Theodore H. Wilmington, N. C. 

Heizer, Marshall Brownlee Greenville, Va. 

Howell, Clewell Wilmington, N. C. 

Inman, Audrey McGowan York, S. C. 

Johnston, Wilfred Ivey Pineville, N. C. 

Key, Frank Sims Chester, S. C. 

Knight, William Cary Carthage, N. C. 

Liston, Robert Todd Lapsley Jacksonville, Ala. 

Littlejohn, Arthur Carlisle — Charlotte, N. C. 

McCloy, Shelby Thomas Monticello, Ark. 

McGill, Myron Wallace ...Chattanooga, Tenn. 

McKeithen, Dan Ingram ...Aberdeen, N. C. 

McLeod, Frank Daniel Red Springs, N. C. 

McMaster, John Creighton Winnsboro, N. C. 

McPheeters, Joseph Charles Hendersonville, N. C. 

McPheeters, Thomas Shanks Charlotte, N. C. 

McQueen, James Edmund Dunbar, S. C. 

Mackey, LeConte Lancaster, S. C. 

Marvin, George Glover .....Jacksonville, Fla. 

Miley, William Henry, Jr Davidson, N. C. 

Miller, John S Pineville, N. C. 

Monteith, William Mack Huntersville, N. C. 

Morrison, Clarence Nicholson Statesville, N. C. 

Morrow, Hazel Potts Albemarle, N. C. 

Murphy, Shannon Wiley Salisbury, N. C. 

Orders, Theodore Charlotte, N. C. 

Ormond, Alexander Pierce Davidson, N. C. 

Patterson, Charles Edgerton Muscogee, Fla. 

Pritchard, Thomas Henderson Wilmington, N. C. 

Roberts, Ernest Mathew Graymont, Ga. 

Robbins, Andrew Jackson, Jr Southport, N. C. 

Schenck, Lewis Bevens Greensboro, N. C. 

Singleton, George Dewey Red Springs, N. C. 

Smith, Walter Francis Shreveport, La. 

124 Davidson College 

Snoddy, William Moss Red Springs, N. C. 

Sowell, Charlie Dewey McBee, S. C. 

Sullivan, William Bartlett Concord, Ga. 

Sutton, Parham George Calypso, N. C. 

Thomas, Franklin Anderson Charlotte, N. C. 

Tremain, Martel Arthur Wilmington, N. C. 

Turner, Earle Alexander Winnsboro, S. C. 

Wilson, Alexander Love, Jr Quincy, Fla. 

Wilson, Thomas Henry Gastonia, N. C. 

Young, Ticer Ripley, Miss. 


(Men nineteen years of age) 

Captain of the Company, Second Lieutenant C. M. Candler, U. S. A. 
First Sergeant, E. S. DesChamps 

Sergeants, M. R. Watt, J. C. McCaskill, E. 0. G. Lilly 
Corporals, W. G. McKeldin, G. M. Robson, H. H. Massey, B. E. 

Shields, G. P. Apperson, J. T. Mackey, L. G. Calhoun, L. L. 

McAlister, J. R. Boulware, A. R. Bradham. 

Alexander, Earle Moore West, Miss. 

Allison, Robert Turner, Jr. York, S. C. 

Apperson, George Patterson Biloxi, Miss. 

Askew, Samuel Horton Atlanta, Ga. 

Beall, George Hugh, Jr Durham, N. C. 

Behrends, Sam, Jr Wilmington, N. C. 

Belk, Thomas Heath Fort Mill, S. C. 

Boney, Elwood Rantz Kinston, N. C. 

Booth, Willis Roberts Birmingham, Ala. 

Boulware, James Richmond, Jr Lakeland, Fla. 

Bradham, Aubrauth Brumbey Sumter, S. C. 

Brady, Samuel Robert Davidson, N. C. 

Brittain, James Charlton, Jr Fletcher, N. C. 

Brown, Ernest Hyde Cleveland, N. C. 

Brown, Paul High Chadbourne, N. C. 

Burgess, Samuel Adamson Kingstree, S. C. 

Calhoun, Lawrence Gibson Laurinburg, N. C. 

Cellar, Albert Eugene Jacksonville, Fla. 

Chandler, Sidney William Barber, N. C. 

Choate, Joseph Porter Williamsport, Tenn. 

Cornelson, George Henry, Jr New Orleans, La. 

Crouch, William Butler Cartersville, Ga. 

DesChamps, English Seale, Jr. Sumter, S. C. 

Douglass, Willie D Laurel Hill, Fla. 

Duckworth, William Frederick Charlotte, N. C. 

Fischel, Louis William Chester, S. C. 

Freeman, Thomas Archie Charlotte, N. C. 

Gaston, John Moore, Jr Lowell, N. C. 

Hall, Charles Leonard, Jr Chatttanooga, Tenn. 

Harrell, Wade Hillman Doerun, Ga. 

The Students' Army Training Corps 125 

Hart, Oliver Philip Mooresville, N. C. 

Hayes, Bennett Allen Marietta, N. C. 

Howell, John Dudley Wilmington, N. C. 

Hyland, Jere Chamberlain Yokena, Miss. 

Jamison, John McKee Charlotte, N. C. 

Lawrence, William Henry Anderson, S. C. 

Lilly, Edward Owings Guerrant Winston-Salem, N. C. 

McAlister, Lacy Little Greensboro, N. C. 

McCain, Walkup Kennard Waxhaw, N. C. 

McCaskill, Joseph Clyde Camden, S. C. 

McCloy, Joseph Dixon, Jr Monticello, Ark. 

McConnell, Harvey Russell Chester, S. C. 

McCorkle, Henry White Uniontown, Ala. 

McKeithen, Leighton Black Cameron, N. C. 

McKeldin, William Gordon Athens, Tenn. 

McLees, John Logan, Jr. Orangeburg, S. C. 

Mackey, John Thomas, Jr Camden, S. C. 

Manning, Frederick Easley Davidson, N. C. 

Massey, Henry Heath Waxhaw, N. C. 

Mitchell, Alexander McFarlan Thomasville, Ga. 

Morris, Arnold Augustus Marion, N. C. 

Morrow, Robert A., Jr Monroe, N. C. 

Neal, George Neely Charlotte, N. C. 

Poole, Henry Rufus Mocksville, N. C. 

Poteat, John Alexander Marion, N. C. 

Rader, Edgar Franklin Newton, N. C. 

Reid, William Kirkpatrick, Jr Charlotte, N. C. 

Roberts, William Nettles Pensacola, Fla. 

Roberts, William Worth Washington, D. C. 

Robinson, Allie Green Thomasville, Ga. 

Robson, George McCrea Davidson, N. C. 

Shaw, Paul Whitworth Sumter, S. C. 

Shaw, Roderick Kirkpatrick, Jr Quincy, Fla. 

Shields, Benjamin Ernest Hapeville, Ga. 

Sloan, John Gaither Aberdeen, N. C. 

Smith, Hugh Ararat, Va. 

Stephenson, Robert John, Jr Knoxville, Tenn. 

Stogner, Daniel Coppedge Roberdel, N. C. 

Spann, Henry McFaddin Sumter, S. C. 

Spence, Thomas Hugh, Jr Harrisburg, N. C. 

Stone, Thomas Clarence Stoneville, N. C. 

Story, Joseph Reynolds Marion, N. C. 

Tarleton, Henry Harold Matthews, N. C. 

Tyson, Claud Landon Vass, N. C. 

Warwick, James Sidney Charlotte, N. C. 

Watt, Marion Richardson Reidsville, N. C. 

White, John Floyd Chester, S. C. 

Witherspoon, James Whitted Greensboro, N. C. 

Woods, Edgar Archibald Tsing Kiang Pu, China 

126 Davidson College 


(Men eighteen years of age) 
Captain of the Company, Second Lieutenant H. C. Doverspike, 

U. S. A. 

First Sergeant, D. M. Chalmers 
Sergeants, R. C. Garth, M. R. Doubles, C. W Gilchrist 
Corporals, D. H. Sprunt, C. R. Vance, A. D. Mason, Jr., J. R. 
Walker, A. J. Davis, R. L. Rogers, L. F. Montgomery, W. C. 
Gaither, B. B. S. Breitinhirt 

Alexander, James Moffatt Statesville, N. C. 

Barnett, John Graham Davidson, N. C. 

Boaz, Thomas Abram Stoneville, N. C. 

Breitinhirt, Boynston Blake Staunton Charleston, W. Va. 

Brice, Samuel Douglass Marion Junction, Ala. 

Brown, Robert Edward Lee, Jr Chadbourne, N. C. 

Burke, Hayden Taylorsville, N. C. 

Byrd, George Adam, Jr Greenwood, S. C. 

Caddell, Joseph Crowell Concord, N. C. 

Caldwell, Leonard Brown Concord, N. C. 

Cashion, Edwell Grundy Davidson, N. C. 

Chalmers, Dwight Moody Charlotte, N. C. 

Choate, John Grier Huntersville, N. C. 

Clark, Byron Oldham Salisbury, N. C. 

Cochran, Robert McLellan Huntersville, N. C. 

Craig, Roy Rochester Pendleton, S. C. 

Curry, John Shaw Quincy, Fla. 

Davis, Alonza James, Jr Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Dotson, James Loraine Statesville, N. C. 

Doubles, Malcolm Ray Richmond, Va. 

Drake, Aubrey Eames Minden, La. 

Foster, James Kennedy Barium Springs, N. C. 

Gaither, William Cowles Newton, N. C. 

Garth, Robert Campbell Hickory, N. C. 

Gilchrist, Cecil Waltham Charlotte, N. C. 

Gilmer, James Melville Marion Junction, Ala. 

Graham, James Angus Red Springs, N. C. 

Grantham, Vardell Gaines Fairmont, N. C. 

Green, George Daniel Wilson, N. C. 

Grille, David Kemper Madison, Ala. 

Gunn, William Edwin Andalusia, Ala. 

Hamer, Brown McCallum Hamer, S. C. 

Hamilton, Hugh Cunningham High Point, N. C. 

Hanrahan, Byron Snyder Kinston, N. C. 

Harrison, James William Asheville, N. C. 

Harviel, Bewell Cornelius, N. C. 

Hill, Hadley Alexander Red Springs, N. C. 

Johnson, John Samuel, Jr Rex, N. C. 

Johnston, Robert Irwin Davidson, N. C. 

Johnston, Robert Kessler Salisbury, N. C. 

The Students' Army Training Corps 127 

Kiser, Ralph Fincher Charlotte, N. C. 

Lancaster, Oren Wilson Landrum, S. C. 

Lowrance, David Wilson, Jr Mooresville, N. C. 

McCorkle, Walter White Uniontown, Ala. 

McGirt, Roger Martin Wagram, N. C. 

Mcllwaine, Robert Leslie Lancaster, S. C. 

McLean, Floyd Coppedge Bladenboro, N. C. 

McNair, John Wilson Lewisburg, W. Va. 

McNutt, Sam Houston, Jr Knoxville, Tenn. 

McPheeters, Robert Allen Hampden-Sidney, Va. 

Mason, Alfred Douglass, Jr Memphis, Tenn. 

Massey, Olin Eugene Waxhaw, N. C. 

Miller, Henry Eugene Mooresville, N. C. 

Montgomery, Ladson Fraser, Jr. Bishopville, S. C. 

Morgan, Frederick Norman Pine Bluff, N. C. 

Neisler, Joseph Andrew Kings Mountain, N. C. 

Ormond, Alfred Curtis, Jr Davidson, N. C. 

Parks, John Lindsey Barium Springs, N. C. 

Poole, Robert Howard Mocksville, N. C. 

Pridgen, Alexander Wade Dunn, N. C. 

Ramseur, William Lee - Kings Mountain, N. C. 

Ratchford, Edward Erwin Carlisle, S. C. 

Rogers, Robert Lee Walhalla, S. C. 

Sanders, Charles B Orange, Texas 

Sprunt, Douglas Hamilton Wilmington, N. C. 

Thompson, Franklin McCown Roanoke, Va. 

Tufts, Edgar Hall Banner Elk, N. C. 

Vance, Charles Robertson Nashville, Tenn. 

Walker, Joseph Rogers Morristown, Tenn. 

Warnock, Kenneth Runkle Jacksonville, Fla. 

Wiley, John Davidson Sparta, Ga. 


(Men who had not registered September 12th, or were exempted 

from military duty, but as College students were permitted by 

the Government to take the military training under the regular 


Captain of the Company, Second Lieutenant A. B. McCormick, 

U. S. A. 

First Sergeant, D. P. McGeachy 

Sergeants, C. B. Robson, J. W. Phillips, S. K. Harwell 

Corporals, A. C. Finley, R. R. McIlwaine, G. E. Miley, H. B. 

Dendy, A. C. Summers 

Aiken, Robert Chalmers Laurens, S. C. 

Alexander, Thomas Robert Matthews, N. C. 

Bailey, John Crooks, Jr Liberty, S. C. 

Bernau, Rudolf Carl, Jr Greensboro, N. C. 

Beall, Chandler Baker Mayesville, S. C. 

Bitzer, Rolston Valdosta, Ga. 

Brice, Robert Marion Marion Junction, Ala. 

128 Davidson College 

Brown, James Steven, Jr Hendersonville, N. C. 

Craig, Samuel Berineau Greenwood, S. C. 

Cunningham, Charles Edward Decatur, Ga. 

Deaver, Robert Richard, Jr. Brevard, N. C. 

Dendy, Henry Benson Hartwell, Ga. 

Denny, Edwin Harden Greensboro, N. C. 

Douglas, David Pitts Anniston, Ala. 

Dugger, Oscar Milton Andalusia, Ala. 

Dunlap, William Thomas Charlotte, N. C. 

Farnum, William Stiles Charlotte, N. C. 

Finley, Arthur Cameron North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Fraleigh, Albert E., Jr Madison, Fla. 

Fricker, Arthur Franklin Charlotte, N. C. 

Gaston, David McCallum Aberdeen, N. C. 

Groves, John Woodson Kosciusko, Miss. 

Harwell, Samuel Knox, Jr Nashville, Tenn. 

Howie, Samuel Earle Charlotte, N. C. 

Hughes, Charles Eldridge Laurens, S. C. 

Humphries, James Townsend, Jr Moravian Falls, N. C. 

Johnson, James Marshall, Jr Valdosta, Ga. 

Knight, Robert Jackson, Jr. Safety Harbor, Fla. 

LaFar, David Robertson, Jr Gastonia, N. C. 

Long, Chalmers Garold Matthews, N. C. 

Lowry, Thomas McCall, Jr Memphis, Tenn. 

McAlpine, Paul Hamilton Clarkesville, Ga. 

McGeachy, Daniel Patrick, Jr. Lewisburg, W. Va. 

McGukin, Emmett Burns Hartwell, Ga. 

Mcllwaine, Robert Randolph Kochi, Japan 

McLaughlin, John Calvin Brown Raphine, Va. 

Miley, George Edward .Davidson, N. C. 

Moore, Wilson Wallace Bluefield, W. Va. 

Murphey, Smith Sumner, Miss. 

Phillips, James William Lewisburg, W. Va. 

Price, John Kauffman : Alexandria, La. 

Price, Julian Pleasants Nanking, China 

Ratchford, William Sawtelle Forest Depot, Va. 

Reid, Thompson Tahlequah, Okla. 

Richards, James McDowell Davidson, N. C. 

Robson, Charles Baskerville Davidson, N. C. 

Scott, Warren Mimms Savannah, Ga. 

Spi'unt, James Charleston, S. C. 

Summers, Augustus Cleveland Marion Junction, Ala. 

Teague, Calvin Fuller Laurens, S. C. 

Walton, John Marshall Dublin, Ga. 

Warlick, William Thompson Charlotte, N. C. 

White, Houston Atlanta, Ga. 

"Wool, James Craig Derita, N. C. 

Wooten, Leland Adams Statesville, N. C. 

Wright, Forrest Jarrell Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Wyman, Hugh Evelyn Estill, S. C. 



Absence from College, Regu- 
lations regarding 65 

Admission, Requirements for 18 

by Certificate 18 

by Examinations 27 

for Graduate Work 47 

to Advanced Standing 27 

Aid for Students 91 

Alumni Associations 106 

Assignment of Rooms 67 

Astronomical Equipment 73 

Astronomy, Courses in 30 

Athletic Association 79 

Athletic Day 81 

Athletic Fields 76 

Athletic Regulations 79 

Attendance, Regulations re- 
garding 58 

Biblical Instruction, Courses 

in 30 

Biological Laboratory, Equip- 
ment of 73 

Biology, Courses in 32 

Board of Trustees 9 

Board, Prices of 89 

Book Agency 105 

Botany, Course in 32 

Buildings 69 

Calendar 3-4 

Chapel, Regulations regard- 
ing Attendance upon 60 

Chemical Laboratory, Equip- 
ment of 73 

Chemistry, Courses in 33 

Christian Association 78 

Christian Evidence 31 

Church, Regulations regard- 
ing Attendance upon 60 


Church History and Govern- 
ment 31 

Class Enrollment 66 

Commencement, Date of 3 

Committees, Trustees 9 

Faculty 16 

Courses of Instruction 30 

Degrees Conferred in 1918 110 

Requiremnts for 54 

Dormitories 75 

Economics, Courses in 52 

Education, Courses in 36 

Electives, List of 55 

Elements of Law, Courses in 46 

English, Courses in 36 

Enrollment of Classes 114 

Equipment 69 

Examinations, Regulations 

regarding 60 

Expenses 87 

Faculty 12 

Committees 16 

Fees, Fall Term 87 

Spring Term 88 

Laboratory 88 

Matriculation and Registra- 
tion 28 

Fraternities 82 

French, Courses in 38 

General Information 101 

Geology, Courses in 39 

German, Courses in 39 

Graduate Students 114 

Greek, Courses in 41 

Gymnasium 72 

Heating Plant 77 

Historical Sketch 5 

History, Courses in 44 

Honor Roll 113 


Davidson College 



Infirmary 77 

Instruction, Courses of 30 

Laboratories 73 

Latin, Courses in 45 

Law, Elements of, Courses in 46 

Lectures 83 

Library 70 

Lighting System 77 

Literary Societies 78 

Loan Funds 91 

Location 101 

Master's Degree 57 

Mathematics, Courses in 46 

Matriculation 28 

Medals 85 

Medical Attendance 104 

Military Instruction 49 

Officers and Trustees 9 

Oratorical Rquirements 56 

Orchestra and Glee Club 82 

Organizations, College 78 

Otts Lectureship 83 

Philosophy, Courses in 48 

Physical Culture 48 

Physical Laboratory, Equip- 
ment of 74 

Physics, Courses in 50 

Political Science, Courses in.. 52 

President of the College 75 

Prizes and Medals 85 

Psychology, Courses in 48 

Publications 84 

Public Speaking, Courses in.. 52 

Railroad Facilities 101 

Recitations, Regulations re- 
garding Attendance upon.. 59 

Registration 28 

Regulations, General 58 

Religious Organizations 78 


Requirements : 

for Admission 18 

for Degrees 54 

Roll of Honor, 1917-18 113 

Rooms, Assignment of 67 

Prices of 87 

Scholarship, Regulations in 

regard to 64 

Scholarships 93 

List of 94 

Scientific Equipment 73 

Self-Government, Student 103 

Social Science, Courses in 52 

Societies and Organizations.. 78 

Spanish 52 

Standing : 

Regulations regarding 63 

Reports of 63 

Students' Army Training 

Corps 121 

Students in Attendance 114 

Distribution 120 

Electics 119 

Freshmen 115 

Graduate Students 114 

Juniors 114 

Seniors 114 

Sophomores 115 

Summary of 120 

Treasurer 15 

Trustees and Officers 9 

Tuition 87 

Water Supply . 76 

Word with High School 

Teachers 108 

Young Men's Christian As- 
sociation 78 

Zoolozy, Courses in 32 

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